Above image: Fayrouz facilitating a workshop with youth in her local community
8 March 2022
Fayrouz, how did you first get involved in social work?
It all goes back to seventh grade, when I started volunteering at Marka Youth Centre. After a while, I started to hold workshops, teaching and training kids, and doing literacy work. We did activities for all members of society, and I would make sure there was integration of children from different backgrounds, whether Syrians, Iraqis or Jordanians.
What motivated you to participate in this initiative on cybercrime?
I’ve worked with a lot of organisations, and read a lot of research papers, but none addressed this topic well or used this [community based, participatory] method. The idea is to be close to the victims but, in the existing studies, they would only have a paper-based questionnaire, which doesn’t lead to the most credible results. This established my conviction on the importance of the topic, and so I wanted to be a part of this initiative.