The University of Westminster’s second Changing Lives program was our longest so far, representing the growing experience, network and impact of the program across many areas in Jordan. Between the 14th and 28th of April we visited the rural areas of Jerash, Salt, Baqa, Ghor and Ajloun as well as both East and West Amman.
Our partner organisations did an amazing job in introducing Westminster students to the different issues faced by different communities across Jordan. Some of the trip highlights included our final day in Ghor with the charming ladies at the PTI felt and wool spinning centre, our re-engagement with the self-less work of the staff at the Badwa Centre for Special Needs Education and the connections we made with the children and volunteers at Gaza refugee camp.
Our 14 fantastic students have produced memorable journals and the activities from the trip will feature in a photography exhibition on refugee issues in London in July. This body of work will feature interviews with volunteers working with refugees as well as journalists who are covering refugee issues in Jordan and Syria.
We are also pleased to announce that from September 2017 we will begin hosting University of Westminster Students on long-term placements with our partner organisations.