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    Blumont: Paving the way for social work opportunities for refugees
    A joint effort between Kiron and UNHCR/Blumont.
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    Kiron and Blumont collaborated to help 20 foundation year  students from the Al al-Bayt University (AABU) to take part in a summer school in 2019. Students studied English courses provided from King’s College London and Futurelearn during the summer school. Blumont also granted Kiron students access to labs, equipment and internet connectivity under the UNHCR assistance.

     

    Moreover,  in alignment with a needs assessment research implemented in Zaatari camp, Blumont now provides one year of paid volunteering programs to refugees in the camp. The social work program has become a joint effort between Kiron and UNHCR/Blumont after a large number of people asked for courses that are related to social work as it can pave the way for them to secure paid volunteering and work opportunities in different NGOs implementing programs in Zaatari camp. Kiron has also  developed a Skill Booster programme entitled: Introduction to Social Work which consists of eight units that were adapted from different resources and provided in Arabic language to best fit the needs of our target group.

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    Kiron was also granted the access to two Google learning hubs at Zaatari Camp to serve up to 100 students after training Blumont facilitators and IBVs. Due to COVID-19, the project was transformed to be held online.