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November 17, 2017

“It's so amazing to me that I can learn this profession in Al Karak, support myself, and eventually put myself through university. Even with the small amount of money I have, I can still support myself and work toward my success. I don’t want to ask my family, who’s al...

November 16, 2017

My love for vocational education all started in the backyard of my Grandma Whetten's house, where she sent me (after saying I was bored) with some blocks of wood, nails, and a hammer. This love for working with my hands was further developed as I began collecting tools...

November 15, 2017

In the past I had this passion to help girls from different parts of the world and, unfortunately, I couldn’t do that much in Jordan. I don’t know why, but maybe it’s because the jobs I had stopped me from going to these areas. The minute Chris told me that we were goi...

November 14, 2017

“Every time, the first few days, when I tried to put the needle in, I would always break it. But now, after two months of hard work, I can stitch and am able to do many kinds of shapes in the clothes- which is amazing- with different colors of thread. When I first talk...

October 31, 2017

CREDIT: KHALID ALBAIH

When I think about the refugee crisis, I undoubtedly think about Aylan Kurdi, Omran Daqneesh, and all of the children and families affected by the Syrian War, and similar wars like it.

To this day, I can’t get the horrific image of Aylan out of my m...

October 24, 2017

I remember the moment when I realized that not all children have a happy childhood. That was eye-opening to me. After I heard stories of people close to me who had nothing to eat, and nobody to come home to, it changed the way I saw life. I realized then, that although...

October 19, 2017

I live in Ashland, Oregon and am a Licensed Practical Nurse. I am passionate about helping others and actively look for ways to spread peace.

Christopher and Alison recently visited Ashland during their fundraising tour, and I was honored to host them for an activity i...

October 17, 2017

Jordan is home to over 1.3 million Syrian refugees, and hosts hundreds of thousands of others who have left everything behind and are trying to make a new life for themselves. Rebuild for Peace serves communities like the ones in Jordan, who are prone to violence and e...

October 13, 2017

Give the gift everyone wants: PEACE AND A GOOD JOB.

You are a changemaker.

You see the world through a unique lens, one filled with hope and optimism for peace. This guides how you, your family, and closest friends not only interact with your own communities,  but also...

October 2, 2017

Many of the students who attend our centers are women. Unemployment among women in Jordan is 24.8%. As a result, the country has identified education opportunities for women as a critical need. Introducing programs which train women in practical trade skills will not o...

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