Kindergarten administrators, parents, and staff at the computer-equipped community centers were skeptical. They did not think there would be any real benefit to a pilot project to teach children and their mothers how to use computers.
When Samer Al Jabari started his software development and consulting company in 2002, he had no experience and no customers. He went to the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA), established in 1998 to promote entrepreneurship in Jordan and encourage national economic development, to get help in runing his business.
When Remah Salah Shihab finished university, she began looking for a job—a challenging proposition in a country like Jordan, where recent graduates find an extremely competitive job market and few opportunities to gain job experience. A friend told Remah about the NetCorps project and she sent in her resume.
Muna Hamdan needs an endless supply of jars and plastic bags for her home-based business producing jams and pickles.
Ten years ago, Amira owned a beauty salon, drove her own car, and helped her husband pay the household bills.
Last updated: August 11, 2014