Refugee Utility Project is proud to announce that we will be receiving our first major grant from the Kathryn McQuade foundation.
The foundation was formed in December of 2013 by the eponymous Kathryn McQuade, who after 33 years of business community work, retired to establish the organisation. Since then, the Kathryn McQuade foundation has strived to achieve its mission: To make sustainable improvements in women and children’s rights, education, and welfare. RUP is honoured to have been accepted for a grant, and will now aim to take our own mission to the next level in building a brighter future for the refugees of Syria in Jordan.
The grant will mean big changes for RUP, allowing us to open a community centre in Zarqa. Not only this, but we are now in a position to re-allocate resources and staff in order to maximise our effectiveness; not only in our headquarters in the US but around the world.
The community centre will be located in the city of Al-Zarqa, part of the Zarqa Governorate in Jordan. It is our hope that from this base we can provide assistance to the people of the area, be they Jordanian citizens or Syrian refugees. Through the activities and classes provided at the community centre we can offer these disenfranchised people the opportunity to acquire new skills and experience, which they can use to better their own lives. By being ‘on the ground’, we can also identify what the local issues are in the community and address them accordingly. Literacy for children and women, livelihood skills and constant coaching for sustainable difference are just a few of the services we hope to provide here.
This, of course, could not have been achieved without the help of you, our supporters. Be it from simply reading our articles/newsletters or from providing much-needed donations to our cause, Refugee Utility Project has been able to grow enough to be recognised for funding. And for this, you have our complete appreciation.
Read more about the grant here.