Frozen Transience: Young Arab Refugees Stranded in a Hole in Time

"We must remember that these young people carry the creative seeds of a new world they intend to build. We must ensure that our language about them, our descriptions of them, and the options we present to them do not blind us to their own potential for active good."

- Curt Rhodes, Questscope Founder & International Director

In a feature article written for the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs at Tufts University, Dr. Curt Rhodes...MORE

IFE Facilitators Participate in Training

Whether the result of displacement because of war, or an extended amount of time spent out-of-school, thousands of youth in Jordan have been left on the outskirts of society. Educationally and socially, they need advocates to offer a helping hand in redirecting their course. In a project funded by the European Union, and coordinated by UNESCO, Questscope's Informal Education (IFE) program provides a stepping-stone through dialogue-based education and activities alongside positive role models. Not only does participation in this program lead to educational and vocational opportunities; it...MORE

In Their Own Words

Imagine a group of Syrian boys and girls acting out the experiences of young refugees.  In silence.

This month, youth in Zaatari camp portrayed the emotions of their experiences by engaging the audience in the story of a refugee girl who found purpose through a mentor after facing neglect and isolation far away from home.

As part of Questscope’s mentoring and education programs in Zaatari, funded by the European Union and coordinated by UNESCO, this group of 10-15 year old youth worked together with their mentors to create this play and tell their story in their own...MORE

Rebuilding a Foundation

Twenty-five men and women, who for the past year have lived in tents and caravans inside a ‘city’ of regulated chaos, had the opportunity to spend several days in Jordan’s port city of Aqaba. When the Questscope staff began organizing the training session for Syrian case managers living and working in Zaatari camp, they never could have anticipated such a powerful response. 

The bus arrived in Zaatari at 8:00 am, but the case managers had already been waiting with anticipation for two hours. Eyes brimmed with tears as they arrived in Aqaba, almost unable to believe this could...MORE