Psychosocial support project in cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Providing participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to provide psychological support to community members, in line with the changes that Jordan is witnessing as a result of refugee movements.

Project phases:

The first, second and third phases of the project have been completed, and currently the fourth phase is being prepared.

Aspects of training

First: the theoretical Part

It included training for a period of four weeks in the following Modules:

The first Module: Introduction to psychosocial support in the context of asylum.

 The second Module: An introduction to psychosocial support services for individuals, families and society.

The third Module: An introduction to effective communication and dealing with conflicts.

The fourth Module: An introduction to smart technologies used in the application of psychosocial support services.

Second: the practical Part

It included training the participants for a period of two weeks in organizations and associations that have partnerships with the center and whose activities are commensurate with the nature of the project.


55 participants from both Jordanian and Syrian nationalities participated in each of the first, second and third stages, within the age group between 24 - 38 years.

* Trainers:

Dr. Anas AlSobeh

Information Systems

Dr. Yazan Alshboul

Information Technology

Dr. Ahmad Al-shraifeen

Counseling psychology

Dr. Mu'ayyad Megdadi

Counseling psychology

Dr. Ruba Alakash


Dr. Moawiah Khatatbeh

Public health

Dr.Tariq Alnasser


Dr. Muhammad Alawneh

Workforce Education and Development



The partner countries involved in this proposal, namely Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (but also some of the Program Countries involved, such as Turkey and Germany) are experiencing a very critical situation due to the high number of refugees present on their territory: most of these are Syrian citizens and include a high percentage of former University students who had to interrupt their academic curriculum.

The main specific objective of RESCUE is to help the Partner Country Universities in structuring an effective response to this problem, by creating ad hoc units (the Refugee Student Operational Support Unit – R-SOS), whose mission is to structure specific services supporting the refugee students in resuming their academic training path. The analysis carried out by the target Universities has shown that each one of them has different approaches and constraints vis-à-vis this problem, therefore ad hoc solutions must be implemented in each one of them.

Once the R-SOS units will be operational, the services they will deliver will help the refugee students in resuming their academic training path, in some cases by accessing the standard curricula on the same basis as all the other students, in some other cases by following ad hoc training courses providing them with basic skills and competencies useful for employment purposes.

Therefore, it is expected that the setting up of the R-SOS units will help in improving the situation of the refugee student by supporting them in getting a job in the hosting countries in preparing them for returning to their origin country once the crisis is over.