Many women in Jordan experience poverty, illiteracy and unemployment. In turn, this impacts their children. In an effort to combat the issues these women face, a range of initiatives have been established to improve their access to education and skills training and promoting income-generating activities.
As a Women’s Education volunteer in Jordan, you’ll be based in local centres for women and girls that aim to improve their education and provide them with professional development opportunities that help them to become self-sufficient. Jordanian culture is centered around food, and a core focus is teaching the women how to cook on a commercial scale as a means to generate income and support their families.
You can also help to teach art and handicraft-making, embroidery and fashion design and computer skills. Your specific tasks will depend on your program duration - longer term volunteers and volunteers who can communicate in Arabic will have more opportunities to help in more involved activities.
This project is well suited to volunteers who are passionate about women’s empowerment and who also have skills in food preparation, arts and crafts and small business promotion. Volunteers who don’t speak Arabic should expect a significant language barrier and come prepared with creative ways to overcome this. Due to cultural sensitivities in Jordan, this project is only available to female volunteers.Apply now