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    Working with JRF, I discovered there are no limits to ambition. Working with youth, inspired me even more to develop myself personally so I enrolled in University; something I never thought was possible.

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    Masayel Thyabat - participant and beneficiary of JRF training courses
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    My work with JRF and in the complex enriched my experience and my university studies; it is truly the ultimate prize.

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    Fatima Al Qudah - Ajloun Cold Storage Project
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    I lived my childhood in KSA, I had no idea what the word “volunteer” meant until I became one.

    "
    Abdulateef - Youth Volunteer Summer Project
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    Inside us is a new feeling that we haven’t experienced before, the feeling of true citizenship and responsibility towards ourselves and our community”                            

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    Omar Al Manzalawi - ‘Neighborhoods Enhancement Teams’ Project.
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    Like many, I was occupied with the details of my own daily life. I walked in the neighborhood on a daily basis, it was impossible to avoid the scattered garbage or twisting my ankle when walking over a hidden hole; yet I did nothing, we did nothing to change. It was always easier to blame the authorities. All of this changed once we enrolled in the JRF’s program which taught us the spirit in working as a team. 

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    Omar Al Manzalawi - ‘Neighborhoods Enhancement Teams’ Project.
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    I was empowered by Jordan River Foundation’s training and worked hard to change, leading my father to change too” 

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    Nayfeh - beneficiary of project management training courses
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    We are in a much better place; our voices are heard by authorities after a long time of silence, we know how to deal with challenges and transform them into opportunities.     

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    Omar Al Manzalawi - ‘Neighborhoods Enhancement Teams’ Project.
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    My life has changed completely.

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    Abdulateef - Youth Volunteer Summer Project
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    My dream is to start my own business one day soon.

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    Fatima Al Qudah - Ajloun Cold Storage Project
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    Both skills and experience that I acquired from the center made me feel that I have a message to share with other women; my work as an educator is just a small token to show my gratitude.

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    Ghadeer, The QRFCC
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    The training I received on Basic life Skills, Leadership Skills and volunteering have enriched my teen years and developed my personality.

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    Abdulateef - Youth Volunteer Summer Project
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    I was shy and had few friends; today I am blessed with many friends within my community.

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    Abdulateef, Youth Volunteer Summer Project
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    When Her Majesty’s visited us to share our experience, her words motivated us; I will never forget it when she said we rephrased the meaning of the word “Citizen” through our work.

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    Omar Al Manzalawi - ‘Neighborhoods Enhancement Teams’ Project.
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    I had no idea Suha was going through such a hard time. I could see there was something wrong, but I didn’t know what to do about it. Thank you for helping us

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    Suha’s mother - JRF 110 Helpline beneficiary
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    I liked to practice what I learned at home, and I had no idea that my brothers and sisters were learning too.

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    Mohammad, 19 - Youth Career Initiative beneficiary
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    The desert of Wadi Araba became a green paradise producing only the best, and our community divided one day, is now working together under Qaa Al-Se’diyeen Association.

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    Abu Wael
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    My parents, who opposed the idea at the beginning, recognize the new me and encouraged my twin brother to join.

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    Hussein - “Al Maghaweer” Volunteer
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    I feel empowered as I became one of two decision makers in my house. I now help my husband around the house, I learned how to drive and bought my first car after three years of work. My husband and I bought a land and a house and we are saving for the education of our three children.

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    Fatima Al Qudah - Ajloun Cold Storage Project
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    In University, am not Abu Sakher or the head of an association, am just a regular student and my daughter’s colleague.

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    Masayel Thyabat - Participant and beneficiary of JRF training courses
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    I come from an area of small farmers who can barely sell their produce to the local market and with the suppressed prices during the high season, the farmers are content if they just break-even… a cold storage and a food processing unit was a dream for us but we never thought that it can become reality. 

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    Fatima Al Qudah - Ajloun Cold Storage Project
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    We were determined to find the space in our compounded school building, and with humble resources we agreed to renovate the old storage.

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    Madeline and Maram - “Safe Room” Project
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    Through JRF's training programs, Madeline and I are able to identify cases of abuse in school, assist girls through creative and indirect methodologies such as writing and drawing and cooperate with the Family Protection Department in Aqaba when needed.

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    Maram - “Safe Room” Project
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    I felt like a prisoner, today I accept my daughter’s illness, I know how to deal with her, before I used to deal with her illness instead.”

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    Ghadeer - The QRFCC
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    I am so grateful for your help, I have talked to my mother about what I am experiencing and she has been very supportive since

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    Suha, 13 - JRF 110 Helpline beneficiary
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    I knew that this project can change my life... I met many people and have more self-confidence.

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    Fatima Al Qudah - Ajloun Cold Storage Project
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    The smile we draw on the innocent faces of these young girls is the source of our strong-will and determination to continue and expand the work we have started", thank you JRF.

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    Madeline and Maram - “Safe Room” Project
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    The Safe Room is a haven for distressed girls whom we have longed to assist for the past years," "in this space, students can speak freely and confidentially about their deepest pains and fears, seek guidance, and receive support.

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    Madeline - “Safe Room” Project
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    We are proud to declare that the Safe Room has assisted more than 60 girls since 2009 and was successful in returning ten dropouts to school again," "corporal punishment have dropped down significantly, and parents are showing more collaboration with our project.

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    Madeline and Maram - “Safe Room” Project
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    My experience with JRF changed me, I realize now that the prize is bigger than money; it is great friends and the feeling of pride every time I pass by a school or a street that we helped to change.

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    Hussein - “Al Maghaweer” Volunteer
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    I would have had no future if it wasn’t for the program and the support of the Jordan River Foundation. 

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    Mohammad, 19 - Youth Career Initiative beneficiary
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    JRF has transformed me into a Super Citizen

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    Omar Al Manzalawi - ‘Neighborhoods Enhancement Teams’ Project.
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    I want to be popular like other girls in my class”, she complains “why is this happening to me?

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    Suha, 13 - JRF 110 Helpline beneficiary
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    I continuously talk to my peers and encourage them to enroll in the centers various programs and activities. At school, I stood out in my class as I became more confident and empowered; now I want my younger brothers to join the center so they get the same opportunity I did.

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    Abdulateef - Youth Volunteer Summer Project
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    “My father encourages me to continue my education after he witnessed my success; I am a changed woman. Today I am a real member in the family; participate in decision making equal to my brothers and full of belief that in order to make a change, you should change from within yourself first.

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    Nayfeh - beneficiary of project management training courses
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    I never thought that this experience will change me into a complete different person.

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    Hussein - “Al Maghaweer” Volunteer
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    I would have never imagined meeting Her Majesty one day, but when she visited Wadi Araba, I realized that we have achieved something to be proud of. 

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    Abu Wael - Qaa Al-Se’diyeen Association
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    It was a daunting path towards an old and dark storage room, we never imagined that this same space could become a bright, safe and attractive room, it has actually become our favorite spot in the school.

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    Iman, 12 - on a safe room volunteers created at her school.
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    The beacon that guides the residents towards one goal for the benefit of all.

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    Abu Wael - beneficiary talking about the first development attempt in Wadi Araba
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    I felt so good after that call” said the counselor who spoke to Suha and her mother,  “it is live proof that doing what we do can have a real impact on someone’s life. Suha is not alone in her struggle anymore, we made that happen

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    Suha’s mother - JRF 110 Helpline beneficiary

اطلقت مؤسسة نهر الاردن البرنامج التلفزيوني بيت صغير

Date: 
Mon, 2004-03-08

تطلق مؤسسة نهر الأردن والتي ترأسها جلالة الملكة رانيا العبدالله البرنامج التلفزيوني بيت صغير والذي يناقش قضايا تتعلق بحماية الطفل وأساليب التنشئة الصحيحة تقدمه الدكتورة هالة حماد مديرة برنامج حماية الطفل في المؤسسة والخبيرة في تنمية الطفولة المبكرة. تنبع فكرة هذا البرنامج من إيمان جلالة الملكة رانيا العبد الله المعظمة العميق بأن المصلحة العامة للأطفال يجب أن تكون في مقدمة الأجندات الوطنية، وأن مستقبل الأجيال القادمة هو من أولويات المجتمع الأردني. وقد خرجت المؤسسة من خلال برنامج حماية الطفل من الإساءة بنتائج تفيد بأن معظم أسباب العنف والإساءة سببه نقص في المعلومات التربوية عن الممارسات الصحيحة لتربية الأطفال. ولذلك سعت لتقديم هذا البرنامج التلفزيوني على ثلاثة مراحل، حيث ستضم المرحلة الأولى 13 حلقة كل منها يركز على نوع واحد من التربية الأبوية والممارسات الإيجابية . أما المرحلتين الثانية والثالثة فستركزان على نفس الموضوع بالإضافة إلى المواضيع المستقاة من متطلبات وتفاعلات الجمهور. ستبث الحلقات أسبوعيا (مدة الحلقة 18 دقيقة) من خلال التلفزيون الأردني قبل نشرة أخبار الثامنة مساءاَ، كما سيتم إعادة بث الحلقة كل يوم جمعة والإعلان عنها وبث رسائل إعلامية مقتبسة من البرنامج خلال الأسبوع. إن تعدد المعوقات المرتبطة بقضايا الإساءة للطفل تتطلب التدخل المبكر بدلا من العلاج وذلك لحماية الطفل من الإساءة. وهذه المقاييس العملية للتدخل المبكر يجب أن تتوفر بطريقة مدروسة وشاملة خلال مراحل الطفولة والوالدية المبكرة ولدى الخبراء والشركاء في قضايا حماية الطفل وذلك لضمان التنمية الصحية لأجيال المستقبل. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، تعتبر الحماية مؤيدة للتنمية وذلك لضمان تمكين الفئات الاجتماعية. وصحة البنية الأسرية بشكل قوي يعتمد على نظام دعم عائلي داخلي له تأثير دائم وإيجابي على المجتمع الأردني بدلا من الاعتماد على أنظمة الدعم الخارجية القليلة وغير الفعالة. بقيادة وتوجيه من جلالة الملكة رانيا العبدالله، عملت مؤسسة نهر الأردن على مناقشة والتصدي بشجاعة لموضوع إنساني مؤلم يشكل تحد كبير في جميع أنحاء العالم. ومع الخلفية الثقافية للأمة العربية و الإسلامية التي تفتخر بترابطها العائلي، تعمل المؤسسة على التركيز على الأساليب الفضلى في التعامل مع الأطفال من أجل الحد من الإساءة إليهم وعلاجها فورا في حال ظهورها. لذلك عملت المؤسسة على تطوير حملة وطنية للتوعية في الأردن تستمر لمدة سنة واحدة والتي ستكون بمثابة قناة اتصال وركيزة معلوماتية هامة للحد من نسبة الإساءة والإهمال ضد الأطفال. وتوفر الحملة نماذج من الممارسات الصحية للعلاقات الوالدية المثالية تربويا وتنمويا للإحتذاء بها. حملة أجيالنا" هي العنصر الثاني من الحملة الوطنية للتوعية والتي ستتزامن مع عرض برنامج بيت صغير، وتتطرق إلى مواضيع حماية الطفل من خلال منهج دقيق لخلق التوعية وإثارة الحوار والتفاهم . تضم "أجيالنا" العناصر التالية:إعلانات صحفية، ورسائل إعلانية تلفزيونية ،ولوائح إعلانية، وحوارات ومقابلات تلفزيونية وإذاعية. يذكر أن فاست ينك الراعي الأساسي لبرنامج بيت صغيركما قام كل من الرأي والوسيط ومجلة ليالينا وإذاعة فن فم بدعم البرنامج من خلال الإعلان عنه."