More than half of Syrian refugee youth in Jordan suffer severe psychological distress from the impact of violent conflict, displacement and loss. We will serve over 100 children and youth living in refugee camps through specialised support. We integrate body therapy, music practice and empowerment trainings through the martial art capoeira to bring support and hope to these communities and work towards a peaceful future.
There are approximately 265,000 child refugees in Jordan who have escaped the war in Syria. Over 50% of children suffer from nightmares, sleeping disorders and other forms of psychological distress, feelings of anger, hopelessness and a loss of interest in daily life. Children and youth are most affected by these problems in Syria's displaced community. This situation risks creating more violence and instability in the region as young generations lack resilience and hope for the future.
We provide specialised psychosocial support to Syrian children and youth in refugee camps and host communities across Jordan. Our activities are based on a holistic approach using body, movement, music and play-based therapies through Capoeira. We also empower and train Syrian youth on psychosocial support methods, giving them the skills to be change-makers in their communities. These activities are proven to reduce stress and aggression and improve social cohesion, resilience, and hope.
We will train at least 20 Syrian youth to provide psychosocial support in their communities through practical and methodological training. These youth will be able to provide healing sessions to hundreds of refugee children in need of support. We will also directly conduct psychosocial well-being sessions to at least 100 refugee children. This will ensure more peaceful communities by reducing stress and anxiety, restoring hope and raising the resilience of future generations.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).