image (1)_resized This past week, we started up Homework Club for kids of all ages and were pleased to have such a wonderful turnout! Homework Club is open to kids of all ages and teens to help them better master their school work and allow them to participate in educational activities and games.

Our great group of volunteers running the program is working hard to provide the group with a fun learning environment that will help participants build confidence and a sense of community. Naseer, who participated in the very first session last Tuesday, has only recently arrived in Amman from Baghdad.

“I am having a lot of fun and I love the learning games,” he says when asked about his first day at Homework Club. The other children agree. As refugees, their family stories are similar to Naseer’s, and we’re hoping Homework Club will greatly benefit all of them. We want them to gain valuable learning skills but also provide them with a regular scheduled event they can look forward to as they attempt to adapt to a new and different environment in Amman. We’re very excited to kick off Homework Club, and we look forward to expanding the program to help even more children who have resettled to Amman with their families.

Because so many of our families are in crisis and parents have difficulty coping with their dire situation as refugees, children and their school work often fall along the wayside. By providing these kids with extra assistance, we hope to help them attain academic success and put them on a path to a brighter future.   image_resized