Save the Children

Save the Children  is a UK-registered charity founded in 1921 that aims to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. The UK organisation is part of Save the Children International, a global network of 30 national Save the Children organisations that operate in 120 countries around the world. The organisation’s programmes with children in need include education, health, nutrition, protection and emergency support. Save the Children has been at the forefront of the international humanitarian response to the Syrian emergency, and has worked with Syrian refugee children in Jordan since March 2012.

In 2015-16 the Foundation supported a newly established Save the Children drop-in centre in the Mahatta area of East Amman, which aims to protect children engaged in labour from abuse and exploitation. The services provided at the centre include psychosocial support through structured activities, a daily snack, recreational activities including sports, arts and crafts, and literacy and numeracy sessions. Activities are designed to assist in renewing the children’s sense of normalcy and provide them with a break from their work. The Foundation continued to support this and other skills-training centres in Jordan into 2016-17. As a result of this support, approximately 400 Syrian refugee adolescents and youth will have increased access to skills training and will develop their potential to contribute positively to their communities. They will also be less likely to engage in harmful work and be more protected from violence and exploitation.