I have some amazing updates on what Questscope accomplished last year!
My motto as the new executive officer of Questscope is to “think big,” and we have been doing just that! Our team in Jordan submitted 28 grant proposals to various funders - many of which were new for us. Currently, only 9 of those grant proposals have been turned down, which is a HUGE accomplishment in my eyes. We are expanding by obtaining new donors and new funding, and all of us are thinking outside the box. It is my goal to create more partnerships than before and be able to reach even more friends. We are a voice of the voiceless, and the voiceless deserve a stronger position. Thanks to you, our friends, supporters and donors, we are able to expand and grow into Questscope 2.0.
Syria had not one but two devastating Earthquakes so far in 2023. I was able to travel north in the country, up to Aleppo, to see firsthand the results of our work. In a single month, Questscope and our long-time partner, the Syrian Society of Social Development used your generous donations to set up six temporary shelters for 900 individuals and provide 8,500 people with food baskets and meals. In addition, 880 women received dignity kits with personal hygiene products thanks to you. You are helping women and girls who lost everything in the earthquake to retain a sense that someone cares for and respects them. You can see videos of my trip by clicking here and here.
More than 150 new supporters have joined with Questscope since January. It makes me very glad and proud to have new friends with whom to stand alongside in this crisis. It is amazing to see how many people answered our call to action! We are hopeful that you and many more will join us as we continue to put the last first in an acute crisis that is turning into a chronic, long-term challenge to restore lives, families and homes.
Please know that my door is always open as we partner with you. You can always email me with questions or comments, and I welcome the chance to have a conversation with you.
Your deepening relationship with Questscope enables all of us to forge forward in helping relationships - for those in Syria displaced by the earthquake, for those displaced to Jordan as refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp, and for refugee women in Aqaba learning how to use small businesses to ensure that their daughters get educated, not married at 14!