Building Bridges in Zarqa: Engaging Young People in Promoting Social Cohesion
The “Building Bridges in Zarqa: Engaging Young People in Promoting Social Cohesion” project, aims to support Jordanian and Syrians youth in Zarqa by providing them with a three-pronged training focusing on Psychosocial Support Sessions, Conflict Management Skills Building and Engaging Community Members. This will equip them with the tools and opportunity to lead and meaningfully contribute to social cohesion efforts in their community.
Implemented in partnership with International Institute for Nonviolent Action (NOVACT) and funded by Fondation de France, ARDD launched the project in March 2017 where it lasted for 6 months. The project targeted the Vulnerable groups’ – Young Syrian refugees and Jordanian nationals in Zarqa.
Specifically, the program aims to extend the capabilities and mechanisms of the Syrian and Jordanian youth of Zarqa to promote dialogue and establish relations aimed at the promotion of resilience, social cohesion and the promotion of a culture of peace. It also aims to involve Jordanian civil society and local and international public institutions, as well as Syrian refugees on the importance of youth as enhances social cohesion in the host communities in the context of the crisis in the Mediterranean.