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Young Jordanians will fight hunger
A group of young Jordanians are forming a local Activista network of young people aiming at fighting hunger.
20. October 2010
Jordan can now join the choir of Activista youth networks from 15 developing and industrialized countries all over the world. Already now, Activista networks are active in countries such as Brazil, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Denmark.
Activista is a global network of young people who work on fighting and creating awareness on hunger around the world through events and and activities.
“Activista in Jordan is the first Activista movement starting in the Middle East. The main objective is to end hunger and poverty, and fighting against hunger and poverty”, 25 years old Andera Othman, leader of Activista in Jordan, says.
“Activista is made up of young people who are interested in doing volunteer work and who believe in change”, she adds.
In the end of August 2010 an introduction meeting for young people interested in joining Activista Jordan took place at ActionAid Denmark’s regional office in Amman.
Around 14 young women and men, from Amman and Zarqa met and agreed to join forces for Activista, Jordan.
“I find Activista very interesting. And I am looking forward to become a part of Activista”, one of the participants from Zarqa said.
During the meeting the participants were asking a lot of questions about Activista and very actively participating in the discussion.
Activista is ActionAid’s network of students and youth activist groups in 15 countries, campaigning for a hungerFREE world.
Activista groups are made up of core youth activists working with artists, filmmakers, musicians and with partner student campaigning organizations to create powerful and creative campaigns.
Read more about Activista at: http://www.actionaid.org/main.aspx?PageID=591