Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2009
Zikra Initiative
This description of Rabee Zureikat's work was prepared when Rabee Zureikat was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Rabee Zureikat has introduced a form of tourism to Jordan which challenges existing social systems and progresses toward more egalitarian, inclusive societies. Rabee s exchange tourism leads to equity by helping marginalized rural communities rediscover their strengths and by exposing economically powerful urban communities to new cultural and regional perspectives. Both parties engage in a two-way equal exchange in which each side learns and contributes. The tourism revenue is invested in the marginalized communities economic development, thus narrowing prevailing socioeconomic gaps.
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