Health and psycho-social assistance, education, vocational training and job placement, income-generating activities: these are the main areas of AVSI's work in Jordan, whose activities focus on supporting the most vulnerable communities.
The Syrian crisis. Right from the outbreak of the Syrian war, AVSI has been at work to welcome [refugees], ensuring quality educational services and vocational training to thousands of families who have taken refuge in Jordan.
Fifteen years of commitment. AVSI has been present in the Arab country since 2001, the year in which our Distance Support educational program's activities began, in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In 2003, we began a five-year project aimed at improving the living conditions of disabled people through the supply of technological instruments.
Alongside those who flee. Since 2009, AVSI has been committed to supporting refugees in Jordan, first with support programs for the Palestinian and Iraqi communities, to give them decent housing and training courses; then with education and training projects for Syrian families fleeing the war.
Among the main institutional partners are: the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Youth and the Department of Palestinian Affairs.
Other non-institutional partners include: the Latin Vicariate of Jordan, Our Lady of Peace Centre, Terre des Hommes - Italy, Jerash Camp Rehabilitation Center, Al Hussein Society for the Habilitation/Rehabilitation of the Physically Challenged, Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization, Caritas Jordan, Don Orione Opera, Women Program center, SERMIG, Islamic Charity Center of Rusayfeh, Abna’ Alwatan – sons of the nation association, Holy land Istitute for the Deaf, The Landmine Survivors Network, The Employment and Development Fund, The Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development and Tanaghom-Harmony.