Who we are

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. 

For 30 years, Questscope has rigorously applied this model in partnership with dozens of community, government, and international organizations. 
 From our founding, Questscope has been committed to partnering with those we serve through co-creation, recognizing that listening and understanding is essential to successful program design and execution.

We engage with marginalized persons to figure out how to grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and socially to have greater roles and agency in improving their lives and communities. 

Our strengths and successes flow from three decades of commitment to partnership with those we serve and from the methodological, operational, and regional expertise of our local staff. Questcope is notable in our capacity to scale culturally proximate programs, validated both in communities and by research. 

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Questscope began its work in Jordan, where it designed and implemented, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the first accredited non-formal education curriculum program of its kind in the Arab World. The program enables thousands of young men and women who had left school to continue their studies.


By facilitating the collaboration between individuals, communities, local and national organizations, and policy makers, Questscope has helped create innovative programs that provide second-chance alternatives for refugees, school drop-outs, working kids, juvenile offenders and low-income young women.  


Questscope’s actions and mission are guided by several humanitarian principles including:

Humanity: Questcope seeks to alleviate human suffering, uphold human dignity, and work alongside others for a better future. Through our Trauma Recovery, Empowerment, and Economic Inclusion programs, we help refugees, displaced persons, and communities on the periphery find hope.

Neutrality: Questscope refrains from taking sides in political, ethnic, religious, or military conflicts. Our focus is on the well-being of children, women, refugees, displaced persons, and the vulnerable regardless of the cause of the crisis.

Impartiality: Humanitarian assistance should be delivered on the basis of need, without discrimination. Questscope works to ensure that everyone has access to trauma recovery, empowerment, education, and economic inclusion regardless of their nationality, race, gender, religion, political beliefs, or social status.

Independence: Humanitarian organizations must be able to operate freely from political pressure or influence. Questscope adheres to principles of impartiality and independence in decision-making without the influence of political, economic, or military pressure.