CRP’s Summer Camp, open to children ages 5 to 14, meets every weekday throughout the summer. It educates children, both refugees and Jordanians, on teamwork and cooperation, all in a fun, open setting.
Assem is a Sudanese refugee and a volunteer staff member at CRP. His story of perseverance and courage is a remarkable one, but not an unusual one for a Sudanese refugee in Amman.
On some weekends, CRP brings teenagers to Amman’s 7Hills skatepark. Everyone is welcome, from experienced skateboarders to complete beginners.
CRP has recently opened a daycare center for children between 9 months to 6 years old. It offers a wide range of services for children to play and learn, so that their parents can attend programs at our community center.
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. This year, Eid al-Fitr in Jordan will last from Wednesday, June 13, to Saturday, June 16.
Every Saturday, teens gather at CRP to listen to speakers, partake in activities, and sometimes just to hang out. The meetings, sponsored by Rotary International, are designed to encourage creativity and foster friendships.
Chair yoga involves various movements and stretches, all from a seated position. The class was designed for refugees who have experienced trauma.
For refugees living here in Amman, Ramadan celebrations will be less festive than in the past, because they are so far from their friends and family.
Many refugees who arrive at CRP bring considerable emotional baggage with them. They are eager to put the turmoil of their home countries behind them and begin new chapters at CRP.
While primary healthcare services are provided by the UNHCR in refugee camps, the lack of available facilities in urban areas is a major concern for displaced and stateless individuals.