To improve the living conditions of vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian adolescents and to decrease the risk and exposure to negative phenomena such as child labor, early marriage, abuse and other forms of SGBV.

SAWIAN – Strengthening social protection services for vulnerable adolescents and their families among refugees and host communities in Amman, Irbid and Russeifeh

The project, promoted and supported by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Amman Office, in the framework of its initiative titled Emergency initiative for the protection and integrated assistance of the most vulnerable people between refugees and Jordanian host communities” AID 11731/02, intends to promote the protection of vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian adolescents and their families in the target areas (especially girls at risk of SGBV and early marriage and boys at risk of SGBV and child labour), through an integrated system of social protection services, economic support and community engagement.

To achieve its results, Sawian project combines three components in an integrated approach:

1) Livelihood – creation of innovative eco-businesses (drying fruits and recycling of tires to produce shoes) to increase income opportunities for refugees and local community;

2) Education – academic support to target adolescents to decrease school drop-out and consequently the risk of child labor and early marriage;

3) Protection – provision of case management, referral services and cash support to improve the psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable cases and their capacity to satisfy their basic needs.

The initiative, of the duration of 18 months, is implemented by ICU in partnership with COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale, and the local NGO IFH – Institute for Family Health, and targets more than 1000 people among vulnerable population (70% Syrian refugees, 50% women, 7% people with disabilities), and 5 CBOs in the governorates of Amman, Irbid and Russeifeh.

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