Our Story

The Friends of Jordan Society (FOJ) – Our Story

When a group of friends became aware of the plight of underprivileged families that affected the wellbeing of women and children in Jordan, they decided to do something about it. They started by raising funds for Al-Amal Cancer Center.

Then, through the inititiative of "Sherifa" Nur Nasser, empowered by teamwork, faith and the belief that citizens can work for the welfare of others, the Friends of Jordan Society came into being in April 2000 with a current membership of 52 women.

After a number of successful pilot projects implemented around Jordan, the Society decided to focus its attention on one of the poverty pockets of southern Jordan: Ghor Fefa in Ghore Safi south of the Dead Sea. The society established a kindergarten, public library, a health center and houses for the needy in Ghor Fefa.

The social development work of the FOJ is made possible through the generosity of our donors on one hand, and the care and collaboration of the local community we feel privileged to serve.

Founding members

  • "Sharifa" Nur Nasser
  • Riva Haddad Sharbein
  • Hadia Tabri Muasher
  • Flare Zawati Majali
  • Ella Olsen Dajani
  • Tamara Akrawi Sabbagh
  • Saheer Habash Asfour
  • Tony Myer Qaddouni
  • Janet Habshooka Mufti
  • Dina Janbek Khasawneh
  • Stephania Khleifeh

Presidents of Friends of Jordan Society

  • "Sharifa" Nur Nasser 2000-2004
  • Riva Haddad Sharbein 2004-2008 acting presedent
  • Suhair Fatayerji Miqdadi 2008-2010
  • Riva Haddad Sharbein 2010-2012
  • Hadia Tabri Muasher 2012-2014
  • Flare Zawati Majali 2014-2016
  • Hind Batayneh Shalan 2016- 2018
  • Randa Saifi Shalan 2018-present