Mercy Corps Jordan opened 1st ‘bouldering wall’ in Zaatari camp

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Press Release — Mercy Corps opened the first bouldering wall in Zaatari Camp, the first of its kind in the desert settlement housing tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, Mercy Corps said in a statement.اضافة اعلان

Tuesday’ s opening ceremony at Zaatari camp district 4 was attended by Ali Yang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Jordan, Darius Radicliffe, Mercy Corps Jordan Country Director, and representatives from UNHCR.

The bouldering wall, which is the first of its kind in Zaatari , “aims to enhance social cohesion, and confidence among at-risk Syrian youth through nature-based engagement,” the statement said.

“The bouldering wall is designed to help adolescents develop their psychosocial resilience and critical thinking abilities,” it said.

Radcliffe thanked the donors who have supported the ISHRAK project since its inception, and emphasized the significance of the bouldering wall to the camp’s adolescents.

He said: “Through the bouldering wall, adolescents will be provided with structured opportunities to set and achieve goals, develop personal and social skills, and become more resilient and self-aware to better connect with their community and the natural environment.”

Mercy Corps’ ISHRAK is a family strengthening project that provides psychosocial support to fortify bonds between family members in stressful situations, according to the statement.

Within the ISHRAK program, there are three integrated pillars: (1) Empowering Individuals; (2) Family Integration; and (3) Community Support. It is designed to address the interlinked problems of toxic stress, domestic and gender-based violence, and lack of agency enjoyed by women and girls.

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