AVSI in Jordan
AVSI has been present in the country since 2001, the year in which AVSI Distance support program began, in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. From that moment on, AVSI Jordan has been taking the side of the most vulnerable people by ensuring them protection and empowerment
Since 2009, AVSI has been working in aid of Syrian refugees fleeing war, to provide them with shelter, water, food and care and prevent an entire generation from being deprived of the possibility of an education.
For AVSI, refugees and hosting communities are the two sides of the same coin. That’s why AVSI strives to reduce the impact of migration on both refugees and hosting communities: to promote a message of peaceful coexistence.
Education. AVSI Jordan promotes school inclusion programs, recreational activities, remedial courses and psychosocial support, together with the rehabilitation of school infrastructures to create a safe school environment and facilitate children in their education path.
Protection of people with disabilities, women, children, refugees and jobless youth. AVSI Jordan promotes inclusion in the job market through vocational and life skills trainings and provides support to entrepreneurship and home-based businesses. Awareness-raising sessions on gender-based violence and the creation of prevention and response systems are aimed at support women and children at risk of abuse.