4 October 2021 – a partnership with a local NGO

We found a local partner for the execution of our projects. With the aid of Mukhtar Ahmad Abu Mahfouz we found a local partner to help us organize and supervise our projects.
In Nida Schweikh from Asomou Association (Jordanian National Forum for Women), we found a local contact who will make sure the appropriate approvals of the Jordanian and/or local government are acquired for our projects.
We hope she will be our sparring partner for many years to come.
We are ready to get started!

21 Augustus 2021 – the first school packages are handed out

With the first donations of our action ‘School starts again’ (Steunactie ‘De scholen beginnen binnenkort weer, ook in Jordanië’) we have filled about 30 school bags These have been handed out now. So, there are some proud children that will start school this year with a brand new school bag full of school goodies.
We hope to be able to fill some more school bags soon because there are many more children who need school supplies to start the new school year.

Eid al-Fitr

11 May 2021 – 120 children can shop for new clothes in honor of Eid al-Fitr

Because there were some funds left at the end of Ramadan, we have given out 120 ‘shopping vouchers of 10 Dinar each to children from the poorest families. With these vouchers, they could go shipping for a new outfit in a few cooperating clothing stores. This made Eid al-Fitr for these children extra special this year.

Special thanks to Mukhtar Abu Mahfouz, who negotiated a discount with the shop owners.

Request from SOS Children’s Village Aqaba

5 May 2021 – At the request of SOS Children’s Village Aqaba some meals have been given to families under their care

During the last week of Ramadan, we received a request from SOS Children’s Village Aqaba for Iftar meals for families that are under the care of this organization. After talking to Mukhtar Abu Mahfouz we decided to accommodate this request, even though we are a very small organization compared to this worldwide organization.

In the meantime, the group of volunteers that is helping with the logistics has grown tremendously. We are very happy that this action was successful.

The volunteers take a well-deserved break.

1.000 Iftar meals during Ramadan

26 april 2021 – Thanks to Green Religion B.V.: 1000 Iftar meals for Ramadan

Thanks to a nice donation from Green Religion B.V. we will prepare and distribute a thousand Iftar-meals for Ramanan. 

A 100 Iftar meals are prepared daily, under the watchful eye of Mukhtar Abu Mahfouz. 

The meals are distributed by Red Crescent volunteers and volunteers from the local Aqaba Police Force. The logistics of this operation are difficult because everything has to be done during the day. There is still a curfew because of Corona in Jordan. And the temperatures in Jordan are already rising considerably, which makes the Ramadan regime extra tough for the volunteers.

We are grateful to the Mukhtar and all the volunteers that are working hard to make this possible. 

The result of our support action

8 April 2021, thanks to our support action we were able to distribute more food packages

At the end of March and the beginning of April, another 30 food packages have been distributed. Because I was in Jordan, I have seen the packages prepared and distributed. It is heartwarming to see how many people voluntarily donate their time to help in this effort.

The package cost approximately 30-35 Dinar each, which is about 40—45 euros and contain mainly nutritious basic foods and some fresh vegetables and meat.

We would love to expand the packages with other basic products, but for now, we are very happy with what we can do with the donations we have received.

RASSpaket

Support action ‘Food Aid Jordan’

12 March 2021, Food Aid Jordan (Steunactie ‘Voedselhulp Jordanië’) has started

Support Action Food Aid Jordan (Steunactie ‘Voedselhulp Jordanië’) has kicked off to a great start. In two days we have collected almost one thousand euros and with a substantial donation of 500 euros through the website, we will be able to distribute more food packages soon.

This action is ongoing, you can still send your donation with the link below.

https://steunactie.nl/actie/voedselhulp-jordanie

steunactie voedselhulp Jordanië

Now it gets real…

25 Februari 2021, now it gets real…

Finally, the iDeal connection is up and running. We can receive donations!

It was a difficult puzzle, but now that everything seems to work all frustration has been forgotten.
Especially since the first donations are coming in now.

iDEAL

We’re almost there…

20 Februari 2021, we’re almost there…

RASS stichting voro Jordanie

We are almost there. The bank account is now a fact, although it took some time.

And after much blood, sweat, and tears, the website is also in the air. Because e we try to save on the costs, we have to do everything ourselves. That means a lot of learning time and even more patience.

But… the website seems to work, and thanks to Mukhtar Abu Mahfouz we even have stickers with our logo to put on the food packages.