Our Ambassador Asmaa Al-Rashed has held an online training session entitled “The reading importance in changing the community”
Our Ambassador, Asmaa Al-Rashed, gave a session on The Role of Reading and Readers in Society, Asmaa was chosen by Dr. Najeh Naji from Makani Center, after noticing her distinguished input during her participation in several training sessions she attended.
The session was attended by a large number of attendees from all governorates and the Zaatari camp, and Dr. Rana Dajani attended and contributed to the session. For Jordanian & Syrian and the youth of the Zaatari camp, Dr. Rana Dajani was invited to contribute to the session.
Asmaa says: “At first, I was somewhat nervous, but I was surprised during the session that most of the attendees took We Love Reading training, and we had a great discussion, I started to gain more confidence and the session was very successful, we discussed the role of reading and readers in developing society.
Our goal is to change the negative perception of readers and intellectuals in society. The intellectual is not a gloomy person who spends his time drinking coffee, but rather the intellectuals and writers contribute to the advancement of society, such Dr. Rana’s book The Five Scarves inspires women to become leaders in their communities.
We will read in order to make the change to become an influential and to develop society. As a Syrian refugee, I want to use my talent to benefit this country that embraced me and to cooperate with Jordanian youth for community development.
We also discovered talents among some young people who attended the session, and we’ve started writing a book with a group of young people, and shall be published soon.”
According to Dr. Najeh, the feedback on the session was very positive, the youth was motivated to start their own initiatives.
One of the attendees said: “Asmaa is a dedicated person she works so hard to achieve her goals. I consider her a role model for me and I hope I can be like her.”