The ongoing forced migration crisis has seen some 80 million people across the world become displaced persons. Refugees and asylum seekers have necessarily left their homelands thanks to war, violence and persecution, seeking a safe haven in which to stay. Conexión C.P. is a charitable organization founded with the explicit intention of helping these people, who are often treated with disdain where they attempt to settle.
By way of educational programmes, Conexión aims to offer courses that will help immigrants learn the native language, and perhaps enrol at school to further their education, integrate with the community and find employment.
At Conexion we aim to build bridges between displaced people and the locals, and we need volunteers to enable this to happen. An example of our endeavours is Project JORDAN, which aims to teach English to parentless youth and refugees in the city of Amman and beyond. Immediately prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, members of the Conexión team were able to visit the city and help with teaching young students in the Sakeena Centre. We were welcomed with open arms by the staff and the pupils, and the entire experience was a joyful and rewarding one.
Inspired by the experience, Conexión has decided to extend its reach and offer online English courses to the young parentless and displaced adults in Amman to help them reach a level that will allow them to enter secondary or higher education. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who have an interest in Middle East culture. Since some of the students are non-English speakers, we are also in need of volunteers with a good knowledge of spoken Arabic.
We are also working at building bridges and making connections with the refugee camps to the North of Jordan and with other refugee families throughout the country, to help them learn or improve their English.
To do this, Conexión C.P. needs you. If you want to help, please get in touch and help those who have been forced out of their homelands to lead a settled and comfortable life.