The Joss Stone Foundation
The Jinda centre is based in a refugee camp in, Dohuk city, Northern Iraq and works with women who have escaped or been rescued from enslavement by ISIS (also known as Daesh). They firstly help the psychological needs. They have asked us to help assist and organise sending nail technician teachers so the women can learn how to do manicures, get professional certification and start their own businesses within the community, helping themselves and the local
economy. This will empower the women to provide for their families and help them regain confidence in themselves and their abilities.
Joss Visited a refugee camp in Libya for people who have been displaced by ongoing political and geographical turmoil. The camp leader explained to Joss, via a translator, that he would like to learn English so he can communicate effectively on behalf of the refugee community to the UN and various NGO organisations. We are working on sending a locally based English teacher to fulfil this request and have also specified that a woman must be included in the
class so that she can effectively represent and communicate the women and family issues which may differ from other camp members. The camp leader, Hussein, was very happy with this suggestion and we hope to start running a small, focused English language course very soon.