Recycling and women's empowerment project in the Jordan Valley near Jericho, Palestine



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  • Description


    I am Zaineb, former teacher and mother of four children. I have face many challenges and hardships before I took it upon myself to help the other disadvantaged women living throughout the Jordan Valley to become independent in an eco-friendly way. I train and enable them to produce hand-crafted goods (jewlery, art pieces, beauty products) made from natural material (seeds, nuts, stones, etc) and recycled waste to enable them to provide support to their families by selling their goods all around the world.

    I want to empower these women, teach them how to use their hands and make them proud of what they can achieve. I also want to preserve our environment : the Jordan Valley is beautiful, it's one of the most amazing landscape in the world. By recycling my waste and teaching how to reduce it, I am trying to preserve our environment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In your spare time, you will be able to teach you how to make jewels or other hand-crafted good from recycled waste and natural goods. You will also be able to visit the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea are really close-by. Ramallah, Nablus, Bethlehem, Hebron are all accessible ( approx. one hour by car).

    You will be able to learn how to speak Palestinian arabic, discover Palestinian culture and bedouin communities. I can also teach you how to cook Middle-Eastern traditional food.

    We will share and experience together the beauty of the Jordan Valley.

  • Help


    I have hosted many volunteers who helped us in various ways :

    - Language teaching/practice : speaking different languages help us being more open-minded and independant. We are looking for someone who could teach English ( or her/his language ) to the women so we can organize a language school. If not, we simply practice together ! As we have difficulty travelling, meeting people from all over the world is already a great opportunity for us !

    - Building/gardening : We are always extending our premises, building new stuff, reorganizing the garden. For example, I am trying to build a room outside my house so as to be able to host more volunteers.

    - Internet communication : Project writing, making a website, helping communication on socials, taking pictures... any skills is appreciated. New creative ideas are welcome too !

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    The accomadation will be in my house, in a private room. Everything is provided.
    Food is included (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I have hosted many volunteers and/or tourists who happened to be visiting the region. They all fell in love with the beautiful scenery, the locals and the simplicity of life that we have here.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 561821868133