Annual Report 2016

The founders of the Syrian Society for Social Development (SSSD) from different backgrounds, governorates and disciplines all gathered to provide effective interventions in response to the challenges facing marginalized groups, especially children and young people who are at the core of our society, so that no one is left on the margin, but rather becomes a partner in overcoming these challenges.

SSSD's projects target all age groups of people affected by the crisis and at risk, including children with specific needs, unaccompanied and/or separated children (UASC), and school drop-out children, whether they reside in shelters or host communities.

SSSD provides its services in the following governorates: Damascus and Rural Damascus, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Tartous, and Hasakeh, with 275 employees and 1020 volunteers.

The diversity of specialized activities adopted by SSSD helped in providing different services to a wide range of affected people, which contributed to the achievement of the programs’ desired objectives successfully. Accordingly, this year’s number of beneficiaries of SSSD’s different activities reached 413245 beneficiaries of different age groups.

SSSD’s programs and activities are as follows:

1. Support programs for affected children and their families to build up their coping abilities

  • “Friendship Groups” for persons with specific needs (PwSN)
  • Unaccompanied and/or separated children (UASC)
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Hear-My-Heart program for mothers (PSS)
  • Gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Recreational activities
  • Mentoring program
  • Child friendly spaces (CFSs)


2. Community service programs

  • Community-based Initiatives
  • Vocational Training
  • Small Business Grants
  • Focus Group Discussions
  • Community Centers


3. Programs of the Syrian Society for Social Development Report Implemented in Khalid Bin Al-Waleed Institute for the Reform of Juvenile Delinquents

4. Education Support Programs

  • Informal (Extracurricular) Education
  • Courses for preparatory and secondary education certificate candidates
  • Monitoring of school drop-out children
  • Individual and group remedial classes
  • Compensatory tuition (private)


5. Health Awareness Program

6. Periodic Maintenance of IDP Shelters and Places of Residence



Table: Distribution of the Number of Beneficiaries on SSSD’s Programs and Activities



# of Beneficiaries

# of Sessions

Psychosocial Support

All Governorates



Community Service

All Governorates



Educational Support

All Governorates



Health Awareness

All Governorates



Periodic Maintenance of IDP Shelters and Places of Residence

All Governorates




All Governorates