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Transforming Lives

Children are captivated by the educational software program at a knowledge station in Madaba, a town south of Amman, Jordan.

Kindergarten administrators, parents, and staff at the computer-equipped community centers were skeptical. They did not think there would be any real benefit to a pilot project to teach children and their mothers how to use computers.

Business association leads entrepreneurs on path to success

When Samer Al Jabari started his software development and consulting company in 2002, he had no experience and no customers. He went to the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA), established in 1998 to promote entrepreneurship in Jordan and encourage national economic development, to get help in runing his business.

Remah Salah Shihab talks about her experience participating in the internship program.

When Remah Salah Shihab finished university, she began looking for a job—a challenging proposition in a country like Jordan, where recent graduates find an extremely competitive job market and few opportunities to gain job experience. A friend told Remah about the NetCorps project and she sent in her resume.

Entrepreneur Muna Hamdan

Muna Hamdan needs an endless supply of jars and plastic bags for her home-based business producing jams and pickles.

Thanks to the work of courageous people such as Amira, the women from the Ray of Light program in Jordan empowered themselves.

Ten years ago, Amira owned a beauty salon, drove her own car, and helped her husband pay the household bills.