The Az-Zarqa Refugee Center offers Syrian refugee youth the opportunity to connect with other youth in a positive, hope-filled environment where they have the opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus. More than 200 teenagers are registered with the Center and there are close relationships with about 50 of them and their families.
Through this project we provide these teenagers with four day-outings per year which allow them to enjoy the beauty of creation, picnics and group games. They are able to get out of their homes to have a relaxing time together with us and with each other. Through this time we have been building close personal relationships. Wearing a uniform gives them a sense of belonging to this big family.
Every three months we have a day-long outing. Each outing costs $400, which includes transportation (for example to a national park), entrance tickets if needed, lunch, and group games. The one-time cost of uniforms will be $500 for the fifty students who attend most frequently.