Questscope is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1988 with the goal of putting the last, first. We rely on a theory of social change that recognizes the interconnected nature of individual transformation, institutional response, and policy changes at the governance level. 

Guiding Principles

We “put the last, first.” Our work reflects a radical commitment to the most vulnerable.

We work alongside those we serve to co-create together. They are not the problem. They are the solution!

We believe caring relationships are the foundation of individual and community well-being.

We hold ourselves accountable. We develop and use proven processes that can be scaled.

Today
Jordan
2020

Today, a Youth Innovation Center is coming together in Za’atari Camp that includes a photography school; psycho-social and self-expression projects; trauma alleviation training for mental well-being; arts, drama, poetry and music therapy courses; language acquisition classes; dancercise classes (Zumba); nutritional counseling; and training in administration/management skills.

2019
Syria
2019

In 2019, Questscope became officially accredited in Syria under an agreement with the Red Cross/Red Crescent for humanitarian work in the country. We will focus on health and marginalized youth.

2018
Germany
2018

In 2018, Syrians displaced to Germany, many of whom we knew from previous work in Syria, helped us to register Questscope in Germany and initiate our first project for community engagement in Berlin.

2013
Jordan
2013

In 2013, Questscope Founder, Dr. Curt Rhodes, is awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum

2012
Jordan
2012

In 2012, Questscope opened a Youth Center in Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp. Mentorship activities created a foundation for the development of Syrian youth as leaders and contributors to the center. Additional programs were added, including prevention of gender-based violence and peer-to-peer transfer of knowledge.

2011
Jordan
2011

In 2011, Questscope responded to the humanitarian crisis in Syria with SSSD, our Syrian national partner, through expansion of activities into water/sanitation provision, shelter setup, food/medicine distribution, psychosocial and counseling support, and educational activities. 

2003
Jordan
2003

Starting in 2003, Questscope and the Jordanian Ministry of Education together designed and implemented the first non-formal education program of its kind in the Arab world for restoring dropouts and out-of-school youth to formal certification options (general education equivalence diploma). 

1998
Jordan
1998

In 1998, we turned our attention to youth  at risk of incarceration and long-term re-offending. Initial activities centered on “street education for street kids,” which grew into a nation-wide program of capacity-building for mentoring in all 7 juvenile centers in Jordan. 

1994
Jordan
1994

Questscope began work in Jordan in 1994, accredited under the Ministry of Social Development for work with marginalized youth and communities.

Projects from 1994 until 1998 focused on social and economic empowerment of women in rapidly urbanizing neighborhoods on the outskirts of towns and cities. Community-based capital funds were established that still function today.