Jeel962.org

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Jeel962.org is an online portal that brings together change-driven youth and introduces them as new players in decision making and community mobilization.



What We Observed



HOW WE RESPONDED

The Jeel962 Youth Network was founded with a mission to promote a multi-stakeholder and inclusive approach to youth participation in Jordan. The aim was to witness the evolvement of a new generation of active citizens who embrace values of good governance such as accountability and transparency.

In this spirit, it was seen necessary to address youth in a language that is shaping their life. With an Internet penetration of more than 50% of the population, it seemed only logical to invest in an online platform that can provide a new, alternative and more inclusive channel of engagement for youth. Jeel962.org, and its complementary Android Mobile Application, were developed to offer a platform for engagement and much needed knowledge and skills. This crowdsourcing and solution-based online youth community emerges from Tech Tribes’ strong belief that no one should be left behind. The goal isn’t to use technology for the sake of technology, but to leverage it as a tool to achieve social objectives.


Online Community

Youth have expressed frustrations at the lack of mediums and independent channels of communication through which they are able to mobilize, raise their competencies and claim and exercise their rights. The development of a youth-run online community of volunteers, trainers and experts was without question key to creating an enabling environment for community mobilization. Members sign-up by creating profiles that highlight their skills and volunteer experiences. Each is given the chance to identify and communicate with other members using a comprehensive filtration system. Being part of the online community also gives youth a chance to participate in training workshops and to sign-up for volunteer opportunities that are exclusively available to members.

Interactive Map

Crowdsourcing has not only proved success in data gathering and research but also efficient as a tool in generating more user engagement. It gives online users the opportunity to shape conversations and more increasingly to engage in efforts to map out services and community issues. Jee962.org and its mobile application capitalize on the power of crowdsourcing by deploying a localized Google API-powered interactive map that enables young people to report on issues affecting them or incidents related to children/young people in their communities.

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Civic Engagement

The website also gives youth the chance to respond to issues of priority highlighted on the map by turning them into community initiatives and to recruit members of the online community to help in their implementation. Initiatives are categorized by city and each offers youth the chance to publicly report on progress and provide activity updates.

With support from:

Technology used:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Yii 2.0 PHP Framework / Android.

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