Areej Al Sbihi
Areej joined Generations For Peace in March 2019 as one of the organisation’s MADAD Programme Interns. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the Programmes Department in programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation in Jordan. Her work will contribute to GFP’s activities, which work to improve relations between host and refugee communities, while maximising positive change and sustainable impact in the target communities.
Areej is a recent graduate of the University of Bradford in the UK, where she earned a Master’s in International Politics and Security Studies. It was here that she found her fascination with how organisations and institutions react to regional and international crises. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor’s in Business and Accounting from Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan.
Bringing with her a wealth of voluntary experiences, Areej values the significance of learning the unbiased history of religions, cultures, and languages to better advocate about and analyse current events. She has worked as part of a dynamic team to provide low-income families with financial aid and educational grants; as an Arabic Teacher Assistant to help students learn Arabic; and as a volunteer translator and team member in a local refugee centre in Bradford, providing weekly social activities for young refugees.
A native Jordanian, Areej enjoys reading and writing, as well as ballroom dancing when she can find the time. She also has a sense of pride about that fact that she has never seen Games of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, or the Hobbit.