Voice Project held last Thursday a graduation ceremony of the second group of female citizen journalists who have worked within Voice in June and July. The event took place at ARDD-Legal Aid’s office. Under the project, the group that consisted of five Syrian women; Om Abdo, Roula and Om Adeeb who reside in Amman, Aisha who resides in Zarqa and Zeina who resides in Irbid, received trainings on different topics; such as communication skills, creative writing and narration, in addition to some terms that help build their capacity. While the five women write stories and articles that they collect from the reality of Syrian refugees in Jordan, to share them through the Voice team on the project’s blog and on ARDD- LA page with both, the local as well as the international community, in addition to stakeholders, to contribute to the essential aim of the project; which is giving the Syrian refugees in Jordan voice and share the details of their suffering and their daily life details with the international community in their own words.
The women said that Voice added a new element to their lives; as ever since they came to Jordan they were feeling that their lives somewhat had stopped and that they had nothing to do, until they started working with Voice, leading their writings to improve, and giving them responsibility to meet with people and collect their stories to share them through the project.
Voice team is now forming a third group of women citizen journalists to continue delivering the message that the project has started late last year. Accordingly, the women from the two former groups continue to share the stories they are collecting with Voice to be published through the blog and social media.