On the 28th of November, 2014, students from Seeds of Peace joined our Good Water Neighbours Youth Water Trustees in a workshop held at the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark. The workshop presented by Liza Kawar, GWN/Youth coordinator aimed at introducing the students to the work of EcoPeace Middle East concerning Environmental Peace-building and included an awareness session about the current deterioration of the Jordan River. In this session, Ms. Anwar Abu Hamour who is leading the Faithbased campaign to rehabilitate the River gave an introduction about the current deterioration of the River, its reasons, and the efforts done by EcoPeace to rehabilitate the Jordan River. She elaborated on the faithbased campaign launched by EcoPeace Middle East that targets religious figures in the three Abrahamic Faiths and aims at garnering their support for the Rivers rehabilitation. The workshop concluded with a “Campaign Planning” session whereby the students learned how to design a campaign to Save the Jordan River after setting up SMARTER goals “Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely/Tangible, Extended, Rewarding” for their campaigns to achieve maximum outcomes and outreach.
For more information about the campaign visit the link www.savethejordan and support our efforts by endorsing the covenant or starting your own campaign.
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This post is contributed by Samar M. Salma, EcoPeace Media Officer at the the Amman Office