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Jordan - Ammar Ben Yasser

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November 22 - December 1, 2019

This team will work with Habitat Jordan and local masons to help construct a new home for a family in need of safe, reliable shelter. Staying in the community and dining with different families each evening will provide an opportunity for a genuine insight into Jordanian culture and traditions.


Habitat for Humanity Jordan

Due to economic necessity and tradition, extended families in Jordan tend to live together, resulting in 12 to 15 people sharing a small two-room house. Overcrowded living conditions and a lack of privacy endanger the health and well-being of families. Additionally, families struggle to cook in makeshift kitchens with dirt floors, which results in improperly stored food that can attract pests and rodents. Habitat for Humanity Jordan works with the local community to provide housing solutions to these families in need of healthy, affordable homes. To find out more about Habitat for Humanity Jordan, please visit their website, here


Habitat Building or in-country schedule (subject to change)

Friday November 22

Arrival Day

 Saturday November 23  

 Welcome orientation and travel to community

 Sunday November 24

 Build days 

 Monday November 25

 Build days 

 Tuesday November 26

 Build days 

 Wednesday November 27

 Build days 

 Thursday November 28

 Final build day and dedication ceremony 

 Friday November 29

 Post-build Cultural Activities

 Saturday November 30

 Post-build Cultural Activities

 Sunday December 1

 Post-build Cultural Activities/ Departure

Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat Jordan  works on building houses made of cement blocks. Homes range in size from 55 to 100 sq. meters and usually consist of 2-3 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and hallway. Houses may be larger for families with many children or extended families.

Typical Volunteer Tasks
1. Mixing cement 2. Moving cement blocks 3. Building interior and exterior walls 4. Cutting and bending rebar 5. Preparing and pouring the flat roof


In the community participants will stay in a rented house with shared rooms with at least one shower and bathroom. Sleeping will be communal with separate rooms for males and females on mattresses (provided) on the floor. Participants MAY bring a light weight sleeping bag and pillow case and MUST bring a towel and personal items including toiletries.

Meals will be a combination of food prepared by the team, family visits and lunches prepared for us. Laundry, internet and banking facilities are NOT usually available in community, but will be in Amman. 


Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 10 day opportunity to build with Habitat Jordan is approximately $2,150 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $835 for team post-build cultural activities (3)

(There may be costs related to passports, visa and immunizations etc., which are the responsibility of the volunteer and are not eligible for tax receipts)

(1) The Habitat individual donation covers all costs associated with hosting volunteers on the project site as well as support the project and programs of the local HFH organization: room and board, ground transportation to and from build site, orientation materials, traveler's medical insurance, and a donation to Habitat Jordan and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village programs. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for this individual donation.

(2) Participants will need to independently arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Amman, Jordan. This must only be done once project dates and final project have been confirmed by the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

(3)  The costs of any Team R&R activities are not eligible for a tax receipt and are not paid to Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Should volunteers need assistance with booking flights or rest day activities, insurance or other services they may be interested in, the Team Leader will provide a list of travel agents registered with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario.


Team Leader

My name is Mary-Ellen, I currently I live in Chelsea, Quebec with my daughter, son and my Labrador dog, Emma.

I work as a Finance Manager for a Youth expedition company where we take students to the Arctic and the Antarctic and have been lucky enough to go to both Poles. Quite a switch from my years in the High-Tech world!

After work hours you can find me outside doing some sport, whether trail running in the woods, orienteering, biking, kayaking or skiing.

I am looking forward to leading my first build to Jordan this year! This will be my 5th build as a Team leader and 8th build altogether with Global Village. I have participated in builds to Africa, Brazil and Cambodia and have lead teams to Chile, Portugal, Philippines and Hawaii! If you have any questions please contact me at mec9906@gmail.com or you can also apply right now using our on-line application!    

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