Joint event on World Refugee Day – Jordan

On the occasion of commemorating “World Refugee Day”, during the evening of Saturday, the 25thof June 2022, a special screening of the film “Some of All” was organized, which follows the stories of 6 youngsters demonstrating their life path, daily obstacles, opportunities and the challenges they face. “Some of All – Youth in Amman” is produced by Ma3mal 612-Think Factory, in collaboration with Identity and The City Project, and as part of the Research collaboration ‘From Education to Employment’ by the Center for Lebanese Studies (CLS).

This event was organized in cooperation with the ANHAR Network, and included a concert by KazzTorabyeh and short films addressing asylum.

These screenings were followed by a discussion with film directors in addition to the participation of specialists, researchers, and decision-makers on the situation of refugee and non-refugee youth who are less fortunate in education, and consequently in the labor market.

The discussions addressed the effectiveness of finding solutions to create job opportunities in alternative professional fields and find ways to confront the persistently high unemployment rate. According to the latest statistics, unemployment has reached 25 percent, most of whom are holders of high school degrees (General Department of Statistics-Jordan). This threatens the future of youth and their social role in economic advancement. Recommendations were made to discuss these topics on a larger scale during another presentation with the participation of decision-makers, and active youth groups, with the aim of enhancing the role of youth in economic and social change.