Amman

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans' workshops. Amman’s neighborhoods are diverse and range in cultural and historical context from hustle and bustle of the downtown markets to the art galleries of Jabal Lweibdeh and the modern shopping district of Abdali. 


Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative

Iraq Al-Amir was established by Noor Al-Hussein Foundation (NHF) in 1993. Rich in historical sites dating back to the hellenistic era, the region is also famous for its many springs which turned the valley into a green garden that has become an important tourist attraction. Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society has provided training projects for more than (150) women from all villages of Wadi Seer on various handicrafts and it is managed and run by women.

The Handicrafts Village which is considered a major part of the Society was established in 2001 for the purpose of conserving the region’s environment and preserving its unique architectural heritage. It also helps in developing craft-making skills to the local women and girls, and gives them a better chance of finding a job and contributing to their society.

Contact information/ how to book:

Telephone: 00962 7 7593 1563

Website: www.iraqalameer.org

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Syrian Jasmine House

Many women that came from Syria are widowed or had to leave their husbands behind. They arrived in Jordan as the sole breadwinners for their families. The Syrian Jasmine House employs 70 women - the majority of whom are Syrian but the group also includes Iraqi and Palestinian refugees. They have trained more than 1000 women in the art of handicrafts. The company received a donation to fund the trainings, however they do not depend on donations; they are a business at the end of the day.

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Izzwety Initiative

A volunteer-based restaurant that offers sandwiches and small plates on the basis that whoever buys a meal will automatically buy another for a person in need.

Phone: 0796664878

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BookAgri

A variety of agritourism activities around Jordan, empowering local communities and offering visitors unique activities authentically run by locals.

Contact information/ how to book:

Website: http://bookagri.com/

Telephone: 00 962 6 795593907

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature is an independent national organization devoted to the conservation of Jordan's natural resources. RSCN was established in 1966 with His Majesty the late King Hussein as Honorary President. RSCN has the mission of protecting and managing the natural resources of Jordan, for it is responsible for protecting wildlife and wild places. Thus, it is one of the few national organizations in the Middle East with such a public service mandate. The RSCN has achieved international recognition and acclaim. Managing the nature resources of Jordan is done by setting up protected areas to safeguard the best wildlife and scenic areas as well as breeding endangered species to save them from extinction. In addition to enforcing governmental laws to protect wildlife, control illegal hunting and raise awareness in environmental issues through educational programs. Ultimately promoting the sustainable use of natural resources.


Contact information/ how to book:

Telephone: 0096265337931

Website: rscn.org.jo

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