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YES Alumni Volunteer at AlRahmeh Animal Shelter

Puppy And Friends

On November 23, 11 YES alumni in Jordan volunteered at the AlRahmeh Animal Shelter in Madaba. The alumni spent the day of attending to the dogs, checking on their health, feeding them, and playing with them.

Student With Puppy

During the summer the YES alumni brainstormed new ideas for projects, and many of the alumni suggested a volunteer project at an animal shelter. With this group consensus, the current board  for the Jordanian YES Alumni Network decided to organize a day at the animal shelter. 

Hiba Alsheyab (YES'15) reached out to Noor Qosous from the AlRahmeh Animal shelter and offered the assistance of the YES alumni to spend a full day at the facility. Hiba explained that the alumni could help clean and take care of the rescued dogs living there while learning more about animal care. Ahmad Alkhawaldeh (YES'16) and Mariam Awwad (YES'17) co-managed the logistics of the project throughout the day like arranging the alumni transportation. The alumni enjoyed spending time with these furry creatures! 

Group Photo At Animal Shelter

Hiba Alsheyab (YES 2014 – 2015, Jordan, hosted by ASSE in Mead, CO)

Ahmad Alkhawaldeh (YES 2015 -2016, Jordan, hosted by ASPE in Bluffton, IN)

Mariam Awwad (YES 2016 – 2017, Jordan, hosted by ACES in Paradise, CA)


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