Noora & jackie
we must make it work
These words have echoed through our heads since the first days of Sitti when we gathered with our co-creator, Safiah Abu Shanin, and a couple hundred bars of olive oil soap in Jerash refugee camp, Jordan. In 2020, these same words were said to us over a Zoom call by Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Chalhoub Group, as we presented Sitti during the first Chalhoub Greenhouse Incubator in Dubai (virtually).
Safiah Abu Shanin
This report gives me hope
In 2014, a soap-making workshop was facilitated for women in Jerash “Gaza” camp. However, the women were not trained to harness what they learned and benefit financially. At the time, I was already working with the community-based organization (CBO) Hopes for Women in Education (see: “Community-Based Partners and Outcomes”) to develop more sustainable educational programming for girls and women inside Jerash camp.