Youth Center

Over the past 8 years, the Youth Center has grown into a hub of creativity and hope. It has expanded activities to include programs in:

  • Mentorship – the core activity for all youth enrolled at the Center;

  • Photography school – top quality training for future self-employment and income generation for the school;

  • Videography training – filmmaking and narrative storytelling are key means of healing and self-awareness;

  • Fitness & sports – training in sports skills and teamwork, with special opportunities for girls and young women;

  • Health – including nutrition counseling and Zumba exercise classes for women;

  • Trauma alleviation – a unique program, Barefoot Psychology, developed in Za’atari offers science-based lay counseling for healing from violence; Syrian refugees are practitioners and trainers both inside and outside Za’atari camp;

  • Poetry – poetry is cultivated as a deep connection to historical Arab cultural expression;

  • Performing arts – drama, mime, playwriting and acting all provide a means of communication and self-development;

  • Art – drawing, painting, 3-D paperwork (e.g., origami, scrolling), and pottery-making reinforce imagination and talent;

  • English language and computer skills – improve work opportunities.

These activities create a foundation for the development of young Syrian adults as leaders and contributors to the Center, their communities and their own lives.

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Emergency Aid

The conflict in Syria has fueled one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. Half of all Syrians have...

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Entrepreneurship

The vision of Questscope is to walk alongside people who live in risk, to include them in articulating how...

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Mentorship

Questscope’s mentorship program matches a caring adult with an at-risk young person, designed with the simple...

Health
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An important growth area for Questscope is refugee mental health, as there are few resources to assist the 65

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Health & Well-Being

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