Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship, 2022 – 2023
Social Work/Migration and Refugees
In earning her bachelor’s degree, Nour Hammash concentrated on communicating with people from different cultures and adapting to the challenges of learning German at the University of Jordan. She was granted two scholarships to study in Germany for eight months due to her academic excellence. In 2020, her passion for alleviating the suffering of vulnerable populations led her towards pursuing a master’s degree in social work/migration and refugees at the German Jordanian University and utilizing her acquired skills and knowledge in a practice-based profession. She volunteered with projects and workshops to develop her soft skills, beginning with the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, where she helped with data entry and administering insurance plans. Later, she worked as a project assistant at a Swiss organization (CEWAS) concerned with tackling environmental challenges. Her role within the communication team entailed drafting communication material, creating social media content and visuals, translation, providing logistical support, and linking her social studies background to the domain of social and green entrepreneurship. Currently, Nour is working at Mercy Corps as part of the RYSE project implemented in Al Zaatari camp, which aims to enhance the civic engagement skills of the Syrian refugee youths through art and sports activities.