"It was the worse trip I had to take in my life, a trip where I had to leave my home, all my belongings. I remember a tear in the eye of my old neighbor and the shadows of a homeland that we may never come back to."
"Here in the refugee camp, our new reality: “refugees.” There were times when we would be so frustrated it turned into self-pity, and everything around us seemed to have only a black color. At those points we could have been thinking, this is the end of the journey!"
"Except, it’s not!"
"When you meet someone along the road, someone who would reach out a helping hand, with an offer to bring more hope, an offer to be part of a team. Or better yet an offer to be part of a big family, who would later on embrace our children in the camp, and change their lives along with ours."
Questscope believes that Mentors and Mentor-coordinators carry the most important roles in the mentoring process. In order to carry the weight of reaching out to children, Mentors and Mentor-coordinators have to be well trained and highly trusted to enable them to impart the DNA of the Questscope mission.
"When I met Questscope staff, I never expected to find this kind of acceptance from a stranger in a strange land. It has turned out to be a totally different experience than an employer/employee relationship - more like a bond of mutual trust and reliance."
Our Mentors and Mentor-coordinators are Syrian refugees in Zaatari, who were also subjected to the same hardships of relocating in a different country - having had to run away from the same war conditions as the children in our mentoring program. Mentors and coordinators also needed to be empowered, in order to help vulnerable children change their lives and to cast off violence and intolerance.
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