Currently studying for her second degree in English literature, Salsabila, 24, also works as a community volunteer at Nuzha community center in East Amman three to four days a week, fitting counselling and facilitating activities for refugees around her studies.
As one of the Jordanian members of the community support committee, Salsabila provides a different perspective to the activities that are run at Nuzha, inputting ideas which she sees as relevant to the needs of Jordanians as well as refugees.
“I used to live right next door to the community center but when I married I mover a litter further away. But my heart belongs here,” she says.
In her late teens, Salsabila explains that she was always intrigued about what went on at the center, which at that time just catered for Jordanians and newly arrive Syrians. Since UNHCR started supporting it two years ago, however, Nuzha opened its doors to all nationalities of refugees, which Salsabila says has been eye-opening.
“There are so many stories. Every single person who passes through has their own individual experiences of what being a refugee in Jordan is like. As a member of the community support committee, we are here to make their experience a positive one.”