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Rana Dajani

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2019

Jordan
In contexts where reading for pleasure is not common, Dajani is altering mind-sets through reading aloud by facilitating community-run libraries across every neighbourhood in the Arab world and beyond. Lire la suite

Mohammed Abu Amerah

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2010

Jordan
Mohammed Abu Amerah is recreating the tightly knit social fabric of the Arab society, torn apart by rapid urban expansion and the consequent shift in focus from the community to self-interests. He is reviving the traditional and cultural concept of the old harra (neighborhood) and what it represents... Lire la suite

Zeinab Al-Momani

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2009

Jordan
Zeinab Al-Momani believes that only women themselves can demand their full economic, social and political participation and they can do this best when organized. As a result, she has founded the first agricultural union for and by women in the Arab world. By liberating rural women, Zeinab believes... Lire la suite

Abdelaziz Allabadi

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2017

Jordan
Abdelaziz is popularizing medical information in the Arab region. He is doing so by facilitating access to medical information by creating and publishing updated, authenticated, Arabic medical content online. He is also facilitating the connection between medical doctors and patients, by enabling... Lire la suite

Rawan Barakat

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2014

Jordan
Rawan is working with students, teachers, families and communities to shift the traditional, rote-memorization based educational environment in the Levant region to an interactive and inductive ecosystem which enhances listening skills and imagination through interactive and dialogue-based methods. Lire la suite

Raghda Butros

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2008

Jordan
Raghda Butros is working in Jordan to engage citizens of all economic classes in local development policies and programs, aimed at fostering a spirit of mutual social responsibility. Through funding from private donors, she is organizing community-driven projects to revitalize the Levant region and... Lire la suite

Samar Dudin

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2009

Jordan
Samar empowers Arab youth to become active citizens in their communities, as she transforms young people’s sense of apathy, loss of identity, alienation, exclusion & prejudice into civic engagement. Whereas existing initiatives in the region often perceive youth as a homogeneous group without... Lire la suite

Sami Hourani

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2014

Jordan
Sami is breaking the vicious cycle of elitism and nepotism, shifting the prevailing passivity and disengagement of Arab youth to a culture of sharing and engagement. Lire la suite

Rabee Zureikat

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009

Jordan
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... Lire la suite