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Fatima Al-Zeen never imagined she would be a volunteer with the Jordan Red Crescent, but today she is recognized for her excellent humanitarian work. Fatima helps provide psychosocial and welfare support to Syrian refugees in Jordan, and lives by the saying, “Do what you love and love what you do.”
Fatima Al-Zeen is Syrian, and began volunteering with the JNRCS in 2012 after her neighbor encouraged her to join. Now she provides moral support to Syrian refugees and other community members at the Jordan Red Crescent Centre, particularly women and children. Although at first Fatima’s mother was hesitant to let her volunteer, she is now proud of her daughter’s character and commitment to humanitarian values.
At the age of 23, Fatima has been able to gain self-confidence though the support of the Director and her colleagues at the centre. Although she has a bachelor's degree in Arabic, Fatima is no longer searching for teaching jobs, instead expressing an interest in continuing her work at the JRC Centre. She has undertaken numerous courses on how to provide psychosocial support to many different parts of society. Volunteering with JRC has increased her motivation and desire to provide humanitarian services to those in need.