Why Ru'ya?

The adolescent phase of life is extremely important because the knowledge and skills a person acquires during it form the basis of his/her future and aspirations.
Because we need a conscious generation capable of achieving a constructive change, and as the future of Syria; the new generation, we created Ru'ya project for empowering Syrian IDP adolescents in Syria and adolescents’ refugees outside of Syria.

Project Vision

An educated, conscious and skilled youth who can contribute in building their society

Project implementation

The project is implemented over 4 phases across 2 years; summer phases, and winter phases. In each year, axes are provided to enrolled adolescents in safe centres equipped with training and protection tools in both Syria and Turkey. When they complete the program, they shall acquire the skills and knowledge that enables them to pursue their university and professional life in a way that brings righteousness and integrity for them and for their community.


The project is based on a needs assessment that targets Syrian adolescents and their needs in Syria and other countries. Accordingly, a special curriculum was prepared by specialists and academic professors in education and psychological counselling working in the field of adolescent rehabilitation. The curriculum took into consideration the proposals and recommendations of trainers in the field of adolescents. The curriculum was assessed and reviewed by an external group of specialists and academics in psychology, education, and instructional development.
The curriculum contains guides for all the facilitators, centre supervisors, and parents. The activities and roles include the curriculum axes.
The curriculum contains guides for all the facilitators, center supervisors, and parents. The activities and roles include the curriculum axes

Ru'ya's Curriculum for Youth Empowerment is Broken Down into 5 Integrated Axes

Interpersonal Skills and Thinking Axis

In this axis, adolescents learn the skills that enable them to understand themselves and manage their feelings. They are also trained on personal planning, how to make decisions, solve problems, basic thinking skills and expand their awareness across a variety of topics.

Values and Ethics Axis

This axis aims to make sound values that are the basis of what affects the youth’s behaviour, in order for them to be honest and consider morals and ethics in their dealings and interactions. The sessions provided are based on practical activities and engagements that enable the learners to effectively experience the effect of honesty - respect - love - humility - example - public morals.

Identity and Mission Axis

In this axis, adolescents learn about concepts related to the mission; the feeling of belonging and identity, and train on concepts related to citizenship, rights, duties, positive integration, and freedom.

The Axis of the Career Path

In this axis, adolescents receive training to develop their hobbies and work with trainers and experts in the field to explore tendencies, professional interests and develop them according to professional tracks that contribute in the development of their educational and vocational fields of interest (media and journalism - computer and web - technology and communications - social sciences - - innovation and science).

Social Skills Axis

This axis aims to provide adolescents with the skills that enable them to communicate effectively with others and to engage in teamwork and effective community contributions. They are also trained in the following skills: communication - persuasion and negotiation - leadership - working in a team - social responsibility.

Curriculum’s Impact Measures and Indicators

A scientific measure of each skill applied to the adolescent to measure the impact of the training A measure for parents to indicate the effect of the program that they saw on the behaviour of adolescents A measure for facilitators to measure the impact of the training

Project Criteria

To ensure the best quality

Monitoring and Development

The project is monitored by an independent team, through:

  • Interviews and questionnaires
  • Joint dialogue groups with parents, coaches, and young people
  • Performance indicators for all project objectives and the extent of their achievements
  • A feedback system for suggestions and complaints submitted by adolescents and parents
  • Progress reports and recommendations to be shared with all project parties

The Role of Parents

Parents have an essential role in the project, as we communicate with them about what is being done, any updates, events, support provided in the project through WhatsApp groups.

We also provide them with a set of workshops related to their role, developing their educational skills and dealing with this age group according to a training manual prepared for this purpose.

Consultants and Trainers

Trainers are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Required educational attainment
  • Experience in working with adolescents and how to develop this age group

During the program, trainers are trained on the skills necessary to implement the program and we conduct periodic performance evaluations of them. They also receive developmental meetings with educational advisors that enhance their capabilities and address new and potential challenges.

Targeted Groups and Selection Criteria

  • The adolescent must be at least 12 years old and has completed primary/elementary education.
  • Practical, scientific, and skilful ability to actively engage and be dedicated to the project.
  • Show the ability to commit to the project in addition to his/her family commitment.

Follow up on project activities

Through the project platforms on social media