Young Women Fight Aids in Jordan
Jordan- My name is Falasteen Alkhaldi. I live in Amman – Jordan, I have just finished my university studies and I am currently working as a volunteering health educator in HIV/AIDS field to raise public awareness about this virus. I work with an amazing group of Jordanian youth called Y-PEER
I am a writer, I write about negative issues in my community. I was working in a magazine as a part time journalist. When I was studying at collage I reported on health issues, street children, what is acceptable and what is not in Jordan and I have interviewed a number of people who inspire others and did good for our dear Jordan.
I covered also many innovations done by youth such as the Zekra Innovation that deals with poor people’s issues and the others who contributed by any ideas and education such as training them on using computers and teaching them how to read.
I wrote also about how people from foreign communities perceive us (Muslim communities) and I was actually surprised when some of them were copying me when I was praying. When I asked them what are you doing, they told me we are trying to get a feeling of what you are doing. Following that, we had an extremely long conversation about the Islamic faith, and how foreign media affects our picture. They were really shocked when they knew that our religion and the holy Quran denounce terrorism totally!
I have reported on events for the APN (Arab group for the protection of nature) to support the Palestinian farmers whose trees were uprooted on daily bases in Alquds ‘Jerusalem’, Gaza, Nablus, jenin and other Palestinian cities …. to fight Zionism we have donated trees to be replanted everywhere in Palestine!
I am currently getting my training at Aljazeera in Jordan, which will help me on how to write articles, and how to report the news.
My social work involves helping orphans and people of special needs. This involves training them of how to talk and express their feeling without fear. I enjoy being an activist defending the Palestinians, Islam, children’s rights and the conservation of Palestinian heritage.
In my free time I write about what I do with my friends by supporting people who suffer from cancer.