Sawiyan has led a number of grassroots driven initiatives aimed at supporting marginalized refugees living in Jordan. To date, Sawiyan has developed and sustains work devoted to:
Through focused campaigning and reporting we carry out focused advocacy raising the profile of issues and need of those we serve that to aid influencers, aid funders and policy makers in Jordan and abroad.
Trainings & Educational Programs
Sawiyan provides training in partnership with local charities and civil society to help aid neighborhoods, civil society, and government entities to better organize, mobilize, and carry out charitable drives and advocacy efforts on behalf of their community’s most vulnerable. It also holds rights awareness trainings for refugees with a local legal-aid organization.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR REFUGEES
Sawiyan provides informal English courses for men, women, and youth as well as a parenting course for women, and professional skills development courses.
Sawiyan works with the neighborhoods, community leaders where African refugees live to develop community led advocacy, reporting, and anti-discrimination education, and assistance for them.
BASIC NEEDS FULFILLMENT
Through referral partnerships we provid grassroots emergency assistance to refugees who cannot afford to consistently put food on the table, are in threat of becoming homeless, or cannot consistently afford everyday living expenses.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Sawiyan has followes up closely with families suffering from primary, secondary and tertiary diseases. While most of our interventions have involved the referral of these families to service providers, we have occasionally and partially covered medical costs for critical cases.
Inclusion & Anti-Discrimination
Our social inclusion projects aim to foster friendships and understanding between refugees and members from the host community. Working to break stereotypes, racism, and racially charged harassment facing refugees of African origin, we support multi-cultural venues and platforms and bridge these community’s access to them. Our goal is to reinforce values such as diversity, tolerance and cross-cultural education.