A YOUTH SPACE FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES IN DOMIZ CAMP: UNFPA PEER EDUCATION TRAINING AND ACTIVITIES

Inside the Youth Space, volunteers engage in training sessions to develop their awareness on a range of topics. Inside the Youth Space, volunteers engage in training sessions to develop their awareness on a range of topics. Photo: UNFPA

UNFPA organized two parallel peer education training sessions in June and July with the participation of 34 young Syrian refugees and four women volunteers who work in the Women’s Social Centre.

The 27 girls and 11 boys received training on a broad range of topics, including violence, discrimination, anger management techniques, sexually transmitted diseases, and integration in society. The training sessions aimed to involve youth in volunteer work and to develop their skills and knowledge of youth attitudes, and to make them responsible for their own health protection.

The training was conducted in coordination with the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

UNFPA, through the establishment of the Youth Space, is working to pay more attention to the youth in the Domiz refugee camp. A committee of six young leaders – four Syrian refugees and two staff members from the Directorate of Culture and Youth – has been established to manage the centre. Participants in the peer educator training were selected through field surveys conducted by volunteers working in the youth centre.

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  • Agency: UNFPA
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