Save the Children
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In August 2014 Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown travelled to Za'atari and taught a group of Syrian refugee teenagers how to take photographs using an Apple iPhone. These photographs document the four-day assignment that the teenagers undertook to tell their personal story of life in the camp.

There are two multi-activity centres in Za'atari refugee camp, one for boys and one for girls. They were setup by Save the Children to provide a space for young people to engage in a wide array of activities, including fitness training, photography, art and non-formal education. Since opening over a year and a half ago, the Centres have become a second home to around 2,000 teenagers a month. Not only are the centres providing the teenagers with an array of practical and life skills, it is also rebuilding their self-confidence.