Jordan’s Hidden Gems: The Untold Stories of Local Entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 8 minutes One afternoon, while searching for the perfect gift for a friend’s birthday, I found myself diving into the diverse, creative world of local craftsmanship on Instagram. My aim was to find something unique, something authentic. Page after page, I discovered makers of soap, creators of jarred goods, and artists of embroidered pieces, all pouring their heart and soul into their craft. I was struck by a powerful realization that there was an abundance of talent and creativity in my local community that deserved recognition and a broader platform to shine.

You Are Your Perfect Time

Reading Time: 4 minutes Tala Bacouni, a Lebanese writer, shares her personal story of leaving her secure corporate job during the pandemic to pursue her passion. Through her journey, she shares the experience of finding her own “perfect time” to make the transition. The gentle power demonstrated through her determination and perseverance is a reminder that: “You can’t wait for the perfect time. There isn’t a perfect time. I made the decision to do what I love while I was fighting a virus, was on antibiotics, and had a fluctuating fever. For anyone reading this piece, it’s never too late.”

Amman’s Road Safety: Urgent Need for a Driving Culture Shift

Reading Time: 9 minutes According to a Ministry of Health 2018 study, traffic accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in Jordan, indicating the severity of the situation.

After 39 years of safe driving culture in Dubai, the author moved to Jordan in 2019 and found Amman’s driving conditions daunting. He notes the general disregard for traffic rules, leading to an aggressive and often dangerous driving Culture.

Coming Together In Service: Distinguished Team of Volunteers

Reading Time: 7 minutes ‘Coming Together in Service’ is a story about two cousins who established the Distinguished Team of Volunteers, a volunteering program operating in Jordan since 2018. They believe each member of a community bears a responsibility towards the other. Explore the impact of their acts of charity, as they seek to make a difference in their communities amid rising economic hardships and youth unemployment.