The Director of the Modern Language Center / Amman speaks to Echo of the People about the implementation of projects to train Syrian and Iraqi refugees residing in Jordan
Fares Awad: We aim through these projects to integrate refugees into the new society and solve their problems
We met Mr. Faris Awad, Director of the Modern Language Center located in Jabal Al-Weibdeh near Al-Sayegh Building, where he talked to us about implementing projects to train Syrian and Iraqi refugees residing in Jordan, knowing that this ancient center has many activities.
Which includes teaching the English, Korean, Japanese, German, Turkish, Russian and Bosnian languages, as well as translation services and teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. Below we list the course of our dialogue with Mr. Faris.
Echo of the People: Tell us about training projects for Syrian and Iraqi refugees residing in Jordan.
Fares: It has been agreed through international organizations to implement projects aimed at developing the skills of refugees to accept others and harmonize with the new environment,
as well as projects to eradicate illiteracy in Arabic and English, according to the request of the institutions that grant these projects.
Echo of the People: What are the projects that you have implemented and since when did you start these projects?
Fares: We have implemented several projects from 1997 to the present day and in various regions of Jordan. For example, there was a project in northern Jordan such as Irbid,
Al-Hosn camp, and Al-Mafraq, projects for the maintenance of smart phones, sewing courses for women, post-war waste reconstruction and food safety.
Also, projects have been implemented in the center and south, such as Balqa, Amman, Madaba, and Karak. Among these projects are re-packaging,
soap making and training in handicrafts such as mosaic making, glass painting, accessories and rings manufacturing. At the end of the course, there was a bazaar, and refugees’ products were sold for financial use.
Echo of the People: What do refugees benefit from these courses?
Fares: The main objective of these courses is the integration of refugees into the new society and solving their problems through the use of psychiatrists to deal with each other and to dialogue with them on various matters.
The center provides, through these courses, a daily allowance for transportation, providing meals for them, and providing care for their children (nursery) so that they can devote themselves to this session.
Echo of the people: What are the entities that you deal with?
Fares: We have dealt with several non-profit institutions, including: UNICEF, the European Union, CARE, the United Nations, the Enjaz Development Company, and the Jordanian Red Cross.
Echo of the People: How can I communicate with you?
Fares: This can be done by visiting our center in Jabal Al-Weibdeh, or by calling us on a land phone number (06/4625582)