A better Jordan: CSOs views

 When  4 October 2015

  Where  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Amman

  Topic  A better Jordan: CSOs views

 Description of the event    On Sunday the FADFED team organised a FADFED activity to contribute to the Civil Society Knowledge Forum II: “Assessing progress …  Advancing change” held by USAID and fhi 360. The participants represented 100 NGOs working to make Jordan a better place. They came together to exchange ideas, share experiences and reflect in order to improve their commitment to the change of Jordan.

The event started with our FADFED to get everybody in the right mood and inspire the participants to think of change and how it can be achieved. We provided three questions on what should be changed in Jordan, what obstacles the participants and their organizations face and how they can overcome these obstacles. During the event we analysed the answers and at the end of the day Sami, the founder of Leaders of Tomorrow, presented the data.

“The variety of people involved in the event also shows in the variety of answers”, says Chris, the new intern of Leaders of Tomorrow, who was also involved in the analysis of the data. Anyway here are some of the most significant findings: When it comes to what to change about Jordan the participants laid great emphasis on education, participation of the civil society and the improving of values. They see obstacles in the bureaucracy, the funding of their work and problems with their target group. Better networking between the different organizations and the inclusion of the civil society are seen as important strategies to face the obstacles. Once again we could show how inspiring and helpful the FADFED method is. Chris, whose first time it was being part of a FADFED event, resumes: “Being there and seeing the people enthusiastically writing was great and very interesting.”

 Number of participants    59   Number of comments  178

Number of white sheets  12

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FADFED 04/10/2015

Educational System and Wasta

 When  26 July 2015

 Where  Rainbowstreet, Amman

 Topic  Educational System and Wasta

 Description of the event  We organized a FADFED activity in Rainbowstreet, in coorporation with the event of Diwanieh ” public debate” which addressed the topic of educational system and wasta in Jordan, where decision makers and political party members took part and shared their influential opinions on our fadfed white sheets in Rainbowstreet.

 Number of participants    113

 Number of comments    220

 Number of white sheets  11

 Featured comments 

-  The educational System is immature

- Teacher’s status must be improved

- Wasta is the result of an unsuccessful society

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Governor’s Performance and Wasta

 When  30 May 2015

 Where  Karak Castle Square, Karak – Jordan

 Topic  Governor’s Performance and Wasta

 Description of the event  We organized a FADFED activity at the Karak Castle Square, in coorporation with the event of Diwanieh ” public debate” which addressed the topic of governor’s performance and wasta, where decision makers and political party members took part and shared their influential opinions on our fadfed white sheets.

 Number of participants    15

 Number of comments  22

 Number of white sheets  5

 Featured comments 

- Wasta comes from ourselfes, the children of the community

- Wasta effects us negatively, it takes the right of the competent ones

- Wasta exists because of tribalism

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On participatory democracy (13/11/2013)

 When  13 November 2013

 Where  Intercontinental Hotel, Amman

 Topic  Participatory democracy

 Description of the event  We’ve been invited to the conference about participatory democracy to organize a live democracy exercise where people had the possibility to express themselves on main topics of the event. A team of 6 volunteers attend the conference and got involved in creating the right circumstances to have good comments for the final analysis, presented the day after. At the end all participants were satisfied and convinced of this new democracy way of expression.

 Number of participants    20

 Number of comments    40

 Number of white sheets  8

 Featured comments 

-  The challenges to involve citizens in an active Public participation in Jordan is to be able to communicate with decision-makers

- Prioritizing sectors in citizens involvement should be according to needs

- The ignorance of the meaning of democracy and public participating between citizens is a big challenge in Jordan

 Photos  http://goo.gl/VoUQu1

 

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Exhibition and presentation in FHI conference

 When   10 November 2013
 Where   LANDMARK Hotel, Amman

 Topic   EXHIBITION and presentation about “Youth, employement and education in Jordanian region”.

 Description of the event    We organized the FADFED exhibition during the FHI conference, “Youth, Gender, Employability in the MENA Region“ and our role was to make the introduction to the research about youth condition in the region. During the conference a group of activists of the FADFED team introduced in a very creative way (the video will be soon available)  the results of the analysis presented by Dr. Sami Hourani and an exhibition was setted up just outside the conference room, showing all the process and the methodology of the research. A lot of young people got interest about FADFED and most of them wished to be volunteer in the next events.

 Number of participants   200    Number of comments   /

 Number of white sheets   /

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Photos   http://urly.it/29zx

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On youth challenges and employment (25/10/2013)

 When  25 October 2013

  Where  Wadi Musa, Downtown

  Topic Employment and education

 Description of the event    FADFED in Wadi Musa has been a great success cause has been one of the first initiatives in Downtown who got involved a lot of people and let the possibility for them to express themselves and permit to have dialogues with other people. We had the great help from a local association that made FADFED initiative special thank to their knowledge and availabilities. We had to organize two different FADFED, one (for men) in Downtown and another one (for girls) inside the building where the local association works and organize their activities.

 Number of participants    +200  Number of comments  +150

Number of white sheets  30

 Featured comments 

- There are no challenges for the women and they should stay in their houses

- The youth should take their role to clean the country of the corrupt

- The big challenge is Wasta

- Employment for young people is necessary and important

- Culture of shame in the occupations the reason of unemployment

 Photos  http://urly.it/29m2

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On coeducation and Job possibilities (23/10/2013)

 When  23 October 2013

  Where   Irbid, Yarmouk University

 Topic    Education and employment within youth

 Description of the event   The event in Yarmou University has been one of the biggest FADFED in these last months. More than 600 people came and share their feeling about well selected topics. We decided to organize two different spots for FADFED cause the students were arriving in huge number quantity, so the best way to have a good research has been to split the initiative in two different places. Students were really involved in the event and any of them decide to help us and call them friends to express their opinions.

 Number of participants    +600

 Number of comments    +500

 Number of white sheets   : 99

 Featured comments   

- To get Job you need experience and to get experience you need Job

- Because employers do not have conscience and they only deals with Wasta

- The private sector because there is a chance to develop your skills and being better

- My Father forced me choosing my major

 Photos  http://urly.it/29m0

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On education and job access (8/10/2013)

 When  8 October 2013

  Where Amman, Jordan University

 Topic Education and employment within youth

 Description of the event  We choose the scientific part of the University of Jordan to organize FADFED about education, culture and employment. Teams were really organized and we have the collaboration of more than 20 volunteers. Topics were really appreciated by students and many of them came to leave comments and share own feelings. Most of the students got involved in many conversations and was good to see many of them discussed and attended the dialogues.

 Number of participants    +300

 Number of comments    +250

 Number of white sheets  35

 Featured comments 

- There are no jobs and those few jobs are for Wasta

- There are a lot of job offers but the youth don’t want to search for it

- You can’t find a job without experience and from where can I get the experience without getting a job ?

- It doesn’t matter which sector to choose, The most important thing is to develop myself and to be creative in my field

- Governmental sector is good but the private is better because there is a space of creativity and it’s more fun

 Photos  http://urly.it/29lw

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On society violence (3/10/2013)

 When  4 October 2013

  Where    Amman, Rainbow Street

 Topic    Social reasons of violence in jordanian society

 Description of the event   : A lot of people joined this FADFED event and most of them were really interested to express them feelings and opinions trough markers and papers. The issue of violence has been very popular within the groups who wrote on the papers and thanks to an amazing cartoonist exhibition we had good discussion withs participants. The attendance of the cartoonist gave us more visibility and good media coverage permitted to say that has been a successful FADFED event. For the entire event we had at the same time FADFED initiative, FADFED exhibition and FADFED visual message that involved more than 500 people in Rainbow Str.

 Number of participants    500

 Number of comments    +350

 Number of white sheets   : 50

 Featured comments   

- Start the change Be active members in the community we are the bright future of the nation and what we do will reflect on the community to initiate the elevation

- Tribal is not one of the causes of violence, but the bad usage of it.Tribal was the solution for the problems that the law can not solve.

- Not mix at the university is a retro of the reasons for that is the cause of violence in Jordan

- The environment and society is a major cause of the growth of violence within the community

 Photos   http://urly.it/29ls

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On behavior (27/7/2013)

 

 When  27 July  2013

 Where   Rainbow Street, Amman

 Topic   Social behaviors during Ramadan

 Description of event :

 Number of participants  500+

 Number of Comments 406   Number of white sheets : 58

 Featured Comments 

-Some people fast for the people and not for God

-I mean frankly, the behavior of people in Ramadan like you ask me about the Jordanian regime and what it did for the Jordanian people

-in Ramadan you are the demon of yourself

 

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