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Jordanian Alumni Making a Difference


The alumni participated in Right to Play’s Walkathon, which took place in Amman. Right to Play is an organization committed to improving the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world, by using the power of sport and play for development, health awareness and global peace. The organization has served as a resource for youth in Jordan to promote change in their communities, and inspire change for future generations. Almost 9,000 participants were involved in the Walkathon event, with proceeds going to the country’s Children’s Rights Awareness Campaign.  

Alumni have also been making regular visits to local orphanages and nursing homes throughout the country, in order to spend quality time with young orphans and the elderly. They have conducted several activities during their visits, including an Open Day event for local orphans at Princess Sumaya University for Technology. Games and food were a part of the Open Day festivities, as well as several forms of entertainment.
The alumni also have many future project initiatives on schedule, and they intend to implement as many as possible. Such projects include “Fun Through English” where alumni would come up with fun and innovative ways to teach the English language to students ages 7-10; and “Adopt A Grandfather/Grandmother” where alumni would encourage Jordan’s youth to adopt a grandparent, and make weekly visits spending quality time telling stories, listening to music, and reading books.