Project kicks off activities in Irbid and Ruseifeh

Three young people stand in a row and pose for the camera.

Nubader: Supporting Resilient Youth and Communities in Jordan (SRYCJ) project, funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, welcomed the first youth diverted from the Juvenile’s court. This happened after signing the accreditation agreement with the Ministry of Social Development and the Community Action Hubs (CAHs) in Irbid and Ruseifeh. With that Nubader has officially started its activities.

In addition to signing the accreditation agreements, Mercy Corps managed to finalize the subgrant agreement with the Ministry of Social Development, to expand the program activities in Madaba, through working with the ministry’s affiliated centre there.

The Supporting Resilient Youth and Communities in Jordan (SRYCJ) project supports youth who have been diverted from the Juvenile Justice System as well as at-risk youth from the community, by adopting a positive youth development approach to psychosocial support that strengthens their sense of identity, belonging and connectedness to their families and communities.

The project entails promoting learning, increasing stability and security, coexistence and psychosocial resiliency, building social understanding, and re-establishing goal planning for the future.

The youth in the project will go through a 3-month journey of different stations including social & emotional learning sessions, a boot camp, self-expression sessions, community service, career exposure and a youth-led community project. Their caregivers will participate in positive parenting sessions. The project will also implement a post-care program that will be run in Ruseifeh, for adolescents who have been released from juvenile detention centers.

A group of people sitting in chairs listen to a presentation.
A group of mothers participating in a family orientation session in Irbid- Jordan.

Mercy Corps partners with local CBOs and governmental institutions to build Community Action Hubs that provide young people with a safe space to improve social stability and ultimately make youth and their communities more resilient. The project is targeting 145 youth and 90 caregivers across the three locations during the project’s life cycle.

 

Funded by CSSF

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