I’m back in #zaatari refugee camp, where #MeWeSyria began 4 years ago with just 1 camera and twenty-five refugee youth. Today, the refugee youth-led program has reached more than 700 refugee youth across 8 cities in 3 countries.
This week, I am in the camp with my partner and friend, neuroscientist Michael Niconchuk, co-creating youth spaces for healing, communication, and community building through my #MeWeSyria methodology.
You and me may see only concrete walls and barbed wire. But these Syrian refugee youth see a call to build spaces for healing & changemaking in the harshest of places.
This week we will be engaging with 12 of our refugee youth replication teams from Questscope on further co-creation, capacity-building, and improving the overall localization of the program. We will tackle concepts of media literacy, self-care, brain science and communications, and our mental health and psychosocial support pedagogy.
The replication teams will target 144-180 refugee youth, ages 15–25, over the course of 6 months.
Honored and happy to co-create w/ these heroes.