Globally connected, locally engaged

About the programme

Actions speak louder than words, and the Active Citizens programme gives participants the confidence to stand up, be heard and make a difference in their communities. 

The goal of the programme is to bring people together to improve the sustainability of communities internationally.

Active Citizens in Jordan have connected with other Active Citizens around the world, meeting them in person, sharing ideas and developing initiatives that have a positive impact on your local area.

A strong group of leaders are effecting change in Jordanian communities and working with other Active Citizens around the world to address issues of the 21st century.

"The main thing I’ve learnt through Active Citizenship is that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from – if we work together, regardless of capabilities, changes can be made."  Shaziya Butt, 21, from the UK

Learn more about the programme and be inspired by the achievements of other Active Citizens on the British Council website

Active Citizens in Jordan

With the support of our partners, our Active Citizens are delivering Social Action Projects (SAPs) across Jordan's targeted at developing:

  • youths in vocational schools
  • university students
  • youths with disabilities (e.g. visually and hearing impaired)
  • marginalised professionals (e.g. nurses and carers).

Partners in Jordan  

We are proud to be working with a number of local partners and governmental organisations in Jordan that vary in reach and experience. So far, through Active Citizens, we have managed to reach more than 1,200 participants across Jordan. Our work involved governorates such as Karak, Theban, Sahab, Aqaba, Shobak, Jarash and many others.

Community spirit

Active Citizens is aimed at people who are socially responsible, influential and engaged at a local community level, so it has been perfect for youth workers, teachers, community development professionals, faith leaders and volunteers. 

This programme enhances leadership and project-management skills, and gives participants personal confidence to succeed in all aspects of their lives.

Everyone involved:

  • improves their community through sustainable initiatives 
  • develops a strong sense of their own culture and identity
  • increases their knowledge and understanding of their local community
  • connects with like-minded people around the world. 

Read about the positive experiences of other Active Citizens on the British Council website.

What else?

The Active Citizens programme is designed to be flexible and therefore can be adapted to answer many issues. In addition to the five modules; identity and culture, dialogue, local and global citizenship, social action project and conflict resolution, other modules can be added such as gender balance, disability, social enterprise, and many others.

How can I get involved?

Visit the Active Citizens website to learn more about the programme or send your questions to the team.

International Study Visits

Each year a certain number of countries will host International Study Visits (ISV) that focus on the power of global connections and establishing links with other people engaged in social development around the world.

We work with our partners to identify representatives to attend the ISV. These Active Citizens build skills, meet with civic and civil society and share and learn around themes such as youth, conflict and the environment. On their return they share learning among their peers and support local action in their community.

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