This week marks the one year anniversary of the formation of the Za'atari refugee camp. Once a desert, now Za'atari is home to over a 100,000 Syrians and is the second largest refugee camp in the world.
Relief International (RI) is working to bring hope and stability to the Syrian children in Za’atari through education. In the Za’atari refugee camp, RI provides supplemental education to Syrian refugee children, many of whom have been out of school for months and need help in catching up in their studies. Currently, RI is the sole provider of catch-up classes in Za’atari. In addition to classes at the center, children have a safe space where they can play and attend organized recreational activities as well as receive psychosocial services so they can heal.
All of RI’s field staff and volunteers are either Syrians or Jordanians from the local community. Our staff and volunteers have been hard at work; many arrive early everyday and are the last to leave the school.
RI staff that have visited Za’atari tell us that there is a large sense of hope and optimism felt by the families and children who attend classes at the center.
This week we remember that the Syrian children and families who call this camp home are not forgotten. Your support of Relief International’s project on Global Giving helps us reach more families and children in need. Together we can ensure a brighter future for more Syrian children.
Girls in class at the RI education center