Families in the Digital Age (FADA)

Families in the Digital Age (FADA)

Through FADA (Arabic for space), IREX is supporting Jordanian women and youth leaders to promote inclusive dialogue about the role of the internet in their communities.

The program will train women leaders, especially mothers, from across Jordan in internet safety, media literacy, and leadership. Graduates will then return to their home regions to train others and lead community dialogues on sensitive topics such as online bullying, propaganda, and harassment on social media.

Women sitting in a circle at a workshop

Through FADA (Arabic for space), IREX is supporting Jordanian women and youth leaders to promote inclusive dialogue about the role of the internet in their communities.

The program will train women leaders, especially mothers, from across Jordan in internet safety, media literacy, and leadership. Graduates will then return to their home regions to train others and lead community dialogues on sensitive topics such as online bullying, propaganda, and harassment on social media.

Goals

  • Equip women leaders with the necessary digital knowledge and skills to be active change agents in their communities, both online and offline.
  • Encourage community dialogue on local challenges and opportunities posed by the internet.

Project Activities

  • Digital and media literacy training: IREX is training women community leaders in technical skills ranging from basic ICT awareness to fact-checking online news sources. The program curriculum draws from previous IREX projects on digital skills (such as Tech Age Girls) and media literacy (such as Learn to Discern).
  • Community dialogue: Graduates of the program will return to their home regions to pass on their knowledge and to foster community dialogue about the role of the internet, both positive and negative, in their lives. These conversations aim to engage citizens in identifying problems and in developing local solutions. 
  • Positive youth development: The program will provide mentorship and training to young Jordanians who are working to use the internet and digital technology as a force for good in their communities. Youth participants will learn professional digital skills and gain experience with organizing a community volunteer project.

Partners

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Contact

Lana Momani, program manager, lalmomani@irex.org