The Syria Fund partners with local organizations in Jordan that touch the lives of refugees living outside of UN-administered refugee camps through community building, education initiatives and direct giving.
Meet Our Partners:
Helping refugees in jordan (HRJ) - Amman, Jordan
In 2012, when the refugee crisis began, Catherine Ashcroft, Director of HRJ, started collecting discarded items from friends and families and bringing them to communities with large refugee populations. Quickly, her two car garage became a massive sorting center, housing donations and items purchased in bulk for distribution. What began as a minor volunteer effort has blossomed into a charity, HRJ, that helps thousands of people. The Syria Fund partners closely with HRJ through our education and humanitarian aid programming.
SOUth azraq women's association (SAWA) / Nashmiat al-badiya - Azraq, jordan
Nofa Al-Fayiz has been director of the South Azraq Women's Association (SAWA) & Nashmiat Al-Badiya since the 1990s, when Azraq was a small town of 9,000. Today, she serves a community nearly twice the size, including over 8,000 Syrian refugees – about 2,000 of whom are young children who have missed years of school. The Syria Fund and partners HRJ implement The Azraq School program in collaboration with Nofa’s charity. In 2018, The Syria Fund will work with SAWA to expand our programming onto a second campus, creating jobs for more than 10 new people in the community.
MIDDLE EAST CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE (MECI) - AMMAN, JORDAN
MECI’s proprietary remedial education curriculum has reaching thousands of children across Jordan. The Syria Fund began partnering with MECI, providing enhancement programming for children and youth in their programs. In 2018, TSF and MECI launched The Sal School together. The Sal School supports 150 children in East Irbid, Jordan with remedial learning and psychosocial support.