Refugees in Aqaba

Over 80 percent of Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside of an organized refugee camp. As the conflict continues, hundreds of thousands of youth face the challenges of a life displaced from home.

Reem is one of them.

She speaks of what life was like - about school, days at the park, and dreams of going to college. 

Syria’s war turned Reem’s life upside down. The safe haven of school was replaced with fear and rubble, and days spent at the park were now spent inside watching terrifying images on TV.

Reem’s only concern was to stay alive and escape, and her...MORE

From Armed to Accompanied

Syrian volunteers in the Zaatari Camp are stunned. Boys normally armed with knives, fear, and suspicion have been pouring into the Questscope site. “We want in. My friend told me to come” is what most of them say.

Some of Zaatari’s most unreachable youth are finding a home and a fresh start at Questscope, and it’s no accident. 

A few weeks ago, ten of Questscope’s Syrian volunteers were sent to all corners of Zaatari Camp as part of Questscope’s new project on violence reduction for children in conflict with the law. We asked them to listen, to ...MORE

Dr. Curt Rhodes of Questscope receives Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award



Dr. Curt Rhodes of Questscope receives Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award 

MARCH 2, 2014, Minneapolis, MN – Dr. Curt Rhodes, founder and international director of Questscope for Social Development in the Middle East, was awarded the 2014 Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award from the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University. The award was presented to Dr. Rhodes during the EPIIC (Education for Public Inquiry and...MORE