- 18.000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugee + host community children in Jordan and Lebanon;
- 300 teachers, caregivers, peace/ social/youth frontline workers;
- 3.000 parents / family / community members
What is the problem?
Refugee children in North Lebanon and North Jordan face anxiety, depression, sleeping problems, PTS, anger and aggression, lack of purpose, domestic violence, substance abuse, risk of recruitment, even increasing suicide. With the Syrian crisis in its 5th year, reduced international funds and resources, chronically overstretched services in host countries, we need innovative, scalable and effective methods to provide relief and empowerment and prevent long term consequences.
14,000+ children from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan will receive basic training in stress relief and resilience tools, while 400 children most at risk of violent behaviour, self-harm, suicide, aggression or recruitment, will receive deep trauma-relief, empowerment and human values training. Specially trained Youth Peace Ambassadors will design and implement awareness raising and peacebuilding projects to prevent and reduce violence in their families, schools and communities.
In parallel, we will provide parents, families, caregivers, community members, teachers, caseworkers, youth and protection workers, with stress management and coping tools to enable them to provide a supportive and violence free environment for the children. A selected number of teachers and NGO staff will be trained as trainers to keep multiplying these techniques in their schools and communities on a sustainable basis.
3 years (Starting date 15th December 2016)