In 2022, the UOSSM USA Jordan office began providing surgical operations to refugee and underserved families in Jordan.
The UOSSM USA Surgeries project aims to provide a variety of surgeries, free of charge, to refugee, needy, and other underserved families in Jordan, who would otherwise not have access or the means for these vital surgical operations. This will help improve their health and overall wellbeing, and alleviate their suffering.
Since the project began UOSSM USA provided 8 tonsillectomies and 5 ophthalmic surgeries to Syrian refugees.
In 2021, UOSSM USA’s Jordan office partnered with Bareeq Education Center to launch the academic enrichment program for refugee students and underserved Jordanian children, grades 1-12 in Amman, Jordan. The courses offered include Arabic, English, Math, Physics, Mental Math, and Chemistry.
In addition, fun activities and competitions are provided for the students including soccer, chess, art, and other entertaining events.
In 2022, UOSSM USA was awarded a grant by the US Department of State to support educational enrichment integrated with psychosocial support services to refugee and underserved children in Jordan. Working in collaboration with Bareeq Educational Enrichment Center (BEEC) in Amman, this after-school program will assist 400 children in becoming better prepared to integrate into local school systems. UOSSM USA will leverage this partnership to incorporate a refugee responsive teaching competencies model (RRTCM) that will enable refugee children to access enrichment programming after school, while also strengthening the capacity of teachers to provide academic enrichment through social emotional learning (SEL) and psychosocial support services (PSS)-specific activities.
The primary objectives of this after-school program are to:
1. Improve academic skills of the children via remedial and enrichment programming in an inclusive environment.
2. Strengthen the capacity of teachers to provide academic curricula that improves the child’s academic performance and overall wellbeing.
3. Enhance the children’s coping mechanisms by providing psychosocial support services and fostering social emotional learning skills to mitigate their trauma while providing mental health referrals as needed.
In 2021, Bareeq and UOSSM USA piloted integrating a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) program in the educational center. The center offers group and individual MHPSS sessions to mothers and students, and also provides capacity building for teachers and staff to recognize mental health issues including trauma and illness.
If teachers detect mental health issues in students, they are first sent to the PSS center for PSS first aid, and to begin sessions. If the mental health illness is more severe, the patient is referred to our partner in Jordan for more specialized MHPSS care.
Since July 2021, at least 150 people have joined PSS sessions including individual, group, training and consultations.
The UOSSM USA - Jordan office has provided humanitarian relief with food and emergency aid in areas of crisis in southern Syria and Jordan to refugee and underserved families. Such initiatives include essential food distribution, and provision of medical supplies and medicines to hard-to-reach areas in Syria.The Rukban Camp is one such area as it is a small town on the southern Syria and Jordanian border. Around 12,000 displaced people, 80% of whom are children and women, are living in this makeshift camp. More than half of those families are in dire need.UOSSM USA provided the displacement camp with emergency relief including food baskets, Adahi/Qurbani meat, medicines, clean water and other humanitarian relief to help alleviate their suffering.
Since 2020, the UOSSM USA – Jordan office has distributed Adahi/Qurbani meat to refugees and underserved families in Jordan, and displaced families in southern Syria. In addition, UOSSM USA partnered with Hathi Hayati to distribute food essentials and Adahi/Qurbani meat to refugee and underserved families in Jordan in 2021.
As Daraa came under siege and bombardment, UOSSM USA’s Jordan office responded by purchasing and distributing essential food to displaced and needy families, and purchased and distributed medicines to local medical facilities.
In 2018, UOSSM USA operated a mobile clinic in southern Syria in the Shayah Farms area.
The mobile clinic provided essential medical care to an area of 19,000 internally displaced persons, half of which were children. The mobile clinic focused on the care of women and children while providing other vital healthcare services to others. The mobile clinic also focused on providing nutrition services to detect, prevent and treat malnutrition. Over 8000 people received services at the mobile clinic until services were suspended due to the situation on the ground.
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