This article has been published on Wamda on September 16, 2012
It’s been three years since we launched Nakhweh (@nakhweh) to match volunteers in Jordan with local opportunities. As it evolved into what it is now, one of the most complicated struggles we’ve gone through has been trying to bring NGOs online to post their volunteering opportunities on our site. To do so, we started urging them to highlight their work and offer an alternative narrative in light of the general violence and strife in the media climate lately.
Now, three years later, it’s a different story; Jordanian nonprofits have begun welcoming the virtual world and some role models have even become leading examples of how social media can be used for social good.