In an unexpected turn of events, the Milton student group is going to have a very special opportunity —
Our visit to Collateral Repair Project was moved from Saturday morning to Sunday morning, opening up space for the Milton group to visit Mercy Corps’ Cash for Documentation Center in Mafraq. This center helps undocumented Syrians gain legal status within Jordan, providing cash and information assistance to some of Jordan’s most vulnerable refugee populations. On a week day, it would be difficult for students to visit the center without disrupting the regular workflow, but a Saturday visit will give us time to connect with Mercy Corps’ Cash for Documentation Program Manager, Mohie al-Wahsh, as well as a group of Mercy Corps’ Syrian volunteers.
We’ll let the students share more about their experience upon our return, but as Americans, I suspect we’ll find many parallels between the conversations about Dreamers and documentation in America, and the pending status of undocumented Syrians in Jordan.
I’m really looking forward to sharing this initiative and community with all of you.