Improving Refugees’ Lives through Vocational Training
I am Anmar Jassim Mohammed, an Iraqi refugee living in Jordan. I came here in 2012 because of the insecure situation in my home country. I was looking for stability and a decent life.
Upon my arrival, one of the most prominent organizations that assist refugees, International Relief & Development, registered me for one of their vocational training courses. The course I attended was automobile maintenance, and I gained all of the basic knowledge and skills in two months. I was very interested in the training and, as a result, I graduated with good marks and a recommendation from the trainer. IRD also helped me obtain a work permit. They assisted with all the paperwork and paid the fees, which I could not afford.
All this allowed me to find a job in automobile maintenance. I have improved my income and, ultimately, my life conditions. I consider myself very lucky. IRD opened the door for a better life, and for that I will always be very grateful.
The Community-Based Support Program is funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and is managed by IRD.