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NAYA for Training and Community Development

National Network: 
Zarqa Zarqa 13115
+962 788621640
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

Naya has 5 employees and many partners our fund come from our partner the main strategic partner ActionAid-ARI we work in different programs like the fellowship program, interactive theater, reproductive health, protection, dialog,youth and women program...ECT)

Mission and Objectives: 

NAYA is a non-profit organization educational entity based at Jordan-Zarqa governorate. The main idea behind initiating this center was to ensure the social change in local communities to a whole new way of thinking about democracy through creating awareness, positive attitudes and ethics that lead to independent thinking, leadership, social cohesion, and social protection; through interactive tools.

NAYA aims at increasing the knowledge and abilities of the local community (especially youth, women and young women). and surrounding society to meet current and future development challenges through the promotion of attitudes and ethics conducive to independent thinking, open debate, participation in decision-making, gender awareness, non-violent conflict management, leadership and community service.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Activities The center constantly conducts research to establish baseline data on many social and political issues, such as management of change, youth employment, family protection, elections, gender awareness, etc., This helps defining the various developmental challenges facing Jordanian and refugees through interactive tools (theater, art,.. etc) Training workshops (on- and off-NAYA center), invited speakers, field studies and visits, and recruiting volunteers are NAYA's major activities. Training materials are culturally relevant to be suitable to participants. NAYA progresses through active participation and effective relationships with national and international organizations have the same approach. 1. To equip the community constituencies with the various interpersonal and inter communicative skills and tools required to meet current and future developmental challenges by: • Assessing training needs ; • Developing appropriate and culturally relevant training materials; • Conducting training by means of facilitated workshops, invited speakers, field studies, and work placements; and • Promoting higher levels of gender awareness, social tolerance, and non-violent conflict management through art. 2. To define the various developmental challenges facing Jordanian civil society in light of the ongoing democratization process, with an initial emphasis, by: • Researching issues of political representation, voting patterns, gender analysis, youth employment, management of change, religious diversity, and family protection; and • Conducting research to establish baseline data. 3. To contribute to the social empowerment and development of local communities by: • Analyzing and understanding the context of social empowerment as being beneficial to all members of the university community and the local communities; • Encouraging active engagement with the local community with the aim of promoting the character and development of both Center participants and their communities; and • Developing targeted exercises for various communities in order to build skills and raise awareness. 4. To establish and strengthen ties with local, national, and international organizations and bodies that share the Center's mission by: • Identifying possible future partners at the local level (e.g., women's and youth groups, NGO's, and local authorities); national level (government bodies, ministries, Parliament, independent foundations, and Jordanian universities); and international level (NGO's, bilateral development agencies, multilateral and UN organizations, independent institutes and foundations, and foreign universities); and • Creating and maintaining work partnerships, participant exchanges, and knowledge sharing through research, training, and dissemination activities. 5. To advocate and disseminate continuously the Center's mission, the local community, and the country at large by: • Designing, implementing, and maintaining an appropriate communication strategy; • Investing in the participants as positive agents of change within their own communities (e.g., by the training of trainers). • Working in partnership with the media.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Through our center as Naya's center is a safe space for youth and we using the art as tools to spared our massages to the community Empowering the youth especially the young women through training and culture activities.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Because we have the same approach so we can work together to ensuring the social change in our community