Questscope's Non-Formal Education (NFE) program was designed in collaboration with Jordan’s Ministry of Education in order to help the estimated 100,000 young people who have dropped out of school. After dropping out, children are unable to rejoin the formal system and miss their chance at a college education or vocational opportunities. The NFE program is uniquely designed to meet the specific needs of not only each student, but also each community in order to help them grow together.
Questscope's role-based mentoring program empowers marginalized youth. The underlying approach is a pro-social community development model, where focus is placed on individual transformation through individual, community, and institutional support.
The success and effectiveness of Questscope is directly linked to the success of partnering organizations. Questscope serves these partners by helping build their institutional capacity. This relationship creates more sustainable and effective impact for the organization as well as the thousands of individuals it serves. To enable partnering organizations’ success Questscope focuses on several areas:
- Assist in getting to know their constituents – helping organizations get to know the people they serve and thus experience mutual benefit and learning.
- Develop capacity and competency in staff – training and development of teachers, volunteers, mentors, etc.
- Build confidence and capacity to fundraise – coaching organizations in budgeting, financial planning, and vision casting for long-term sustainability.
- Develop ability to monitor and evaluate–creating tools and processes to track implementation and assess impact.
Questscope's role at a policy level is to advocate for disadvantaged youth. Advocacy serves to prevent future marginalization and ensure that those who have fallen through the cracks receive assistance and opportunities to reintegrate into their society. Advocacy also provides accountability to ensure that programs are being implemented effectively, institutions are fulfilling their roles, and disadvantaged youth are the primary beneficiaries.