About the project
The Sir Bobby Charlton Centre for Support and Rehabilitation opened in Amman, Jordan on 22 August 2017. It is the first of many Sir Bobby Charlton Centres planned to open around the world.
The Amman centre will support the enormous numbers of refugees in Jordan from conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and even Yemen. It will be administered by our local partners, Asia Development Training (ADT), with help from the Polus Center, an American-based non-profit with extensive experience helping disabled people around the world.
The challenges confronting refugees in Jordan, especially those who have lost a limb to a landmine blast, are vast and complex. In addition to the challenges of recovering from physical injuries, many are at risk of developing significant mental health issues brought on by frequent exposure to trauma.
Because of this dual need, the Sir Bobby Charlton Centre in Amman has been equipped to help refugees suffering from both physical and mental trauma. The centre is equipped with excellent physiotherapy facilities and experienced practitioners, plus an art-therapy programme designed especially for children coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Sir Bobby Charlton Centre in Amman is just the start of a new initiative for Find A Better Way. Future centres are being planned to help communities around the world struggling with the aftermath of conflict.