MAKANA is a citizen led movement where women advocacy groups
identify rights abuses in their communities and take collective
action to resolve the situation. MAKANA targets the poor who do
not always have access to entitlements granted to them by Jordanian
law. MAKANA has witnessed the mobilisation of over 120 women who
have become leading social activists in their local communities.
The activists work closely with local service providers and municipal
leaders in order to ensure that all people in their community
are able to claim their rights and improve their living conditions.Through
collective action, barriers to development are more easily removed.
Currently, the project is implemented in Jerash, Karak and Madaba
and has already resulted with success stories that made a difference
in so many lives. MAKANA is in the progress of expanding to other
areas across the Kingdom.
A selection of MAKANA’s
major achievements to datE
Providing children with learning difficulties access to education
Through a needs assessment survey
in the local community, MAKANA team in Madaba discovered that
a major problem regarding children with learning difficulties
existed in the area, yet there were no services for children with
learning disabilities. The MAKANA team therefore gathered data
and launched a campaign of action which convinced the Ministry
of Education to establish a specialised classroom that caters
to the needs of 14 children with learning disabilities.