Little Thinking Minds is a company which produces educational resources for school-age children learning to read and write in Arabic. They have created an online portal and applications that teach literacy in a fun and engaging way. Arabic learners not just in the Arab world but also Australia, Canada, and North America use these resources. Little Thinking Minds are exploring the ways that technology can support the education of displaced children.
Little Thinking Minds has partnered with CRP to support our I Read Arabic Program, including the use of their “I Read Arabic” app, after which our program is named.
“What I like most about Christmas is going to Church,” says Jamal, who comes from Iraq and takes part in CRP’s After-School Club. “I always like going to Church because I like the singing, it’s the best part.” Jamal goes to Church every Saturday with his grandmother and aunt because Sundays are working days in […]
“Life on Pause” – How Kareem finds purpose while waiting for resettlement
The first thing that sticks out about Kareem is his accent. When meeting the 20-year old at CRP, one is immediately struck by his good English. Where did the Iraqi, who arrived in Jordan three years ago, get his American accent from? The answer tells a lot about daily lives of young Iraqi refugees in […]
CRP introduced a new educational program aiming at increasing social cohesion between different social groups in Amman. It brings togeher Jordanians and refugees in order to discuss important social issues.
Kids love to run around, play, and do sports. Since there are no adequate facilities around Hashemi Shamali, CRP partnered up with the American Community School and Blossom Hill to create a regular sports program at the ACS facilities . . .
CRP’s Education Specialist, Karam, developed the Teen Leadership Training Program last year. The course aims to promote teen leadership, provide spaces for teens to act as mentors to younger children, and take responsibility in their community.
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.
Skateboarding Helps Refugee Teens Fight Boredom and Build Friendships
The bus leaving from CRP’s main building had barely pulled off before the driver turned on the music, and what seemed like a quiet bus ride erupted into rhythmic claps and singing. The teenagers are excited.
On any given weekday at CRP, you’ll find plenty of noisy playrooms where kids are just being kids. But sometimes the brightest smiles come from the parents lined up to greet them after activities are over.
Thanks to individual donors, as well as donations from CIEE and a grant from Rotary International, we have updated our computer lab with all-new equipment. Most of the refugees in our community do not have computers at home.
Fun is important regardless of age, and though our Teen Group involves fewer games, it still encourages friendship, pursuit of hobbies, and laughter. But how do refugee youth entertain themselves day to day, outside of CRP?
“Teaching Syrian and Iraqi refugees, my students, was a humbling and incredibly transformative experience. My students were mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters, with beautiful ideas and dreams.”
This summer, CRP has been running its first Summer Youth Camp for children in our community. Every day, roughly 50 children ages 5 to 14 from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Jordan come to the center and learn, socialize, and have fun together.
Many new teens have joined our teen group in the past few months, so we decided it was time for a road trip! Thanks to Dynamix In Jordan, our teen group had a great day hiking in a canyon near the Dead Sea.
One of CRP’s many successful programs is our computer skills training course, which is taught and organized by volunteers from our community. We have thirty students in beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes.
For 2 hours every Saturday, CRP transforms into a busy hub of well organized chaos. Children from Syria, Iraq, and Jordan come together for a variety of activities that have them singing, dancing, and smiling.