News Bites July 2022

Summer Market Success

Our partner, The Virtual Bazaar (VB), organised a week-long set of fun activities, including a Summer Market, hands-on craft workshops and a networking event – all in the heart of Amman.
The VB Network, a community for small business owners and entrepreneurs, was launched during the week-long events featuring speakers who shared their knowledge and experiences.
Hind-Lara Mango, Managing Director of Al Marji’ Publications (publishers of Family Flavours and Nakahat ‘Ailiyeh magazines), was invited to speak about her personal experiences of owning and running a business, the challenge and rewards.
The Summer Market featured over 40 vendors – where attendees could not only see and touch the products usually sold online but also interact with the people behind those local products and brands.
In addition, vendors led active, hands-on workshops for kids and adults to learn how to make macramé, jewellery, decorate cookies, upcycle clothing and photograph with a mobile phone.

Our Partners on the Global Stage

Jordan’s Al ‘Oun for Alzheimer’s Patient Care Association (AACA) attended the 35th Global Conference for Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), held last month in London. During the ADI council meeting, AACA was chosen for the first time as an official full member to join ADI, the international federation of Alzheimer and dementia associations worldwide, in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Over 1,200 delegates from over 120 countries participated in the conference, with an equal number of people joining online and in person. Delegates included people living with dementia, informal and formal carers, staff and volunteers of Alzheimer and dementia associations, researchers, healthcare professionals and more.
Al Marji’ Publications recently held a brainstorming session with AACA to discuss a roadmap of joint plans for World Alzheimer’s Day in September.