The Mafraq CDC network serves all residents and communities in the governorate, with a main office located in the city of Mafraq. The centre has close ties to the local government, and participates in local council meetings as an advocate for development causes. JOHUD is able to reach further into rural areas of the governorate through the hard work of its satellite offices in Ba’ej, Rawda, al-Khalidiyeh, Rehab, Za’atari, Dafyaneh, and Thaghret al Jub.
Many of the local issues in Mafraq can be traced back to the effects that the Syrian crisis has had on the region. Thousands of vulnerable refugees have fled to the governorate, causing the local population to grow at a stunning rate over just a few years; in some areas, roughly half the population is now Syrian. This has put huge pressures on an already underprivileged region, exacerbating the issues of unemployment and poverty that can be found in other areas.
The Mafraq CDCs run many of the same projects that are found elsewhere, but with the unique aim of fostering a sense of community between Syrians and Jordanians.Young Syrian and Jordanian adults and teenagers work together in our Basic Life Skills Training, and our Generations of Peace project also promotes a sense of mutual understanding between the two nations through sport, art, and games. For younger children, our Safe Spaces project provides entertaining and educational sessions for Jordanians and Syrians, and other programs bring elderly Jordanian and Syrian men together to discuss community issues and socialise. Many of the Mafraq CDCs also offer services and financial support to the most vulnerable families fleeing the war.
All other activities in Mafraq work on issues found throughout the country. JOHUD works hard to eliminate the extreme poverty found in poverty pockets, and has created a social support centre that provides psychosocial counselling and help for troubled young people. JOHUD also works to help women and mothers. Our Communication for Happy Families Campaign includes a parental awareness programme that targets parents with young children, providing them with the knowledge and skills to communicate well with their children. We also offer local women a Cancer Program that can provide home screenings and diagnoses, whilst raising awareness of the early signs of cancer.
The Mafraq CDCs run a variety of other useful programmes to deal with the persistent issue of unemployment, including youth and women’s committees, a lending programme for female entrepreneurs and small businesses, a Knowledge Station that holds ICT classes, and an Employment Office.
Mafraq Main CDC
Manager: Wedad al -Shraideh
Address: Mafraq - Al-Jaish Street
Telephone: +962 2 6232040
Supervisor: Tahani Jdefat
Address: Rehab -Across Rehab Municipality
Telephone: +962 2 6206171
Rawdat Basma CDC
Supervisor: Tamam al Eswet
Address: Rawdat Basma – Across from Um Al-Jamal Police Station
Telephone: +962 2 6267239
Supervisor: Hanaa Mnahi
Address: Al-Dafyaneh - Close to Dafyaneh School
Telephone: +962 2 6274411
Supervisor: Hayfaa Bani Khaled
Address: Near Zaatari Municipality
Telephone: +962 2 6264371
Supervisor: Ensaf al Hneti
Address: Al-Ba’ej - Near Al-Ba'ej Secondary School
Telephone: +962 2 6265079
Supervisor: Thoraya al-Khozam
Address: Al-Khalidiyeh - Next to the Society Centre for PWDs
Telephone: +962 2 6256717
Thaghrat al-Jub CDC
Supervisor: Ameena Mahaireh
Address: Thaghrat al-Jub Association Building
Telephone: +962 2 6230572