Building youth resilience in Syria

Friday, August 12, 2016

For over five years, Syria’s youth have endured loss and hardship caused by the protracted civil war. The conflict is coupled with economic disintegration and social fragmentation, leaving youths feeling overwhelmed and insecure about their future.

To mitigate the impact of the crisis, UNRWA works with adolescents and youth to manage and plan their lives and provide them with the space to develop their skills with their peers. Making use of its community-based organizations and mobile teams, UNRWA ensures that adolescents have access to counselling, recreational activities, sports, musical activities and career guidance. UNRWA also offers career development and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Homs, Damascus and Dera’a and access to 10 youth centres to eligible youth from the ages of 15 to 35.

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Vocational Training, Homs. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad