Founder’s Story

Erin Reyes and Jennifer Killpack founded Shababeek in 2013 as a center where foreigners could engage with the language, culture, and people of the Arab world in a transformative environment.

It’s a well known fact that learning Arabic is not easy. This is why Shababeek is constantly developing new resources and innovative techniques for helping non-Arabic speakers achieve fluency. Having delivered more than 700,000 hours of Arabic instruction, Shababeek has a long history of empowering learners in their journey towards cultural and linguistic understanding.

A Transformative Environment

A Transformative Environment

At Shababeek, we pride ourselves in providing sustainable employment and professional advancement for our talented and hard-working staff.

Eighty percent of our employees are women, a rarity within a male-dominated workforce, and we are committed to cultivating leaders from within the community. Our innovative approach to social enterprise also includes offering interest-free micro-loans as we seek to invest in the economic, social, and professional well-being of our staff.

Our Team

You are the author of your story. We’re here to help you find the words.

Leena Al Baghdadi
General Manager

10 years of teaching Arabic in Amman Jordan

Randa Al Dabbas
Unit Head
Hiring & Training
Anwar Nassar
Participant Progress Manager
Nour Al Haha
Participant Progress Manager
Nadeen Al Ajarmeh
Resource and Development Manager
Isra' Abu Saif
Staff Support Manager
Muhammad Taym
Staff Support Manager

Outstanding Service Award 2022

Amel Magnuson
Coordinator of Customer Experience
Hassan Khorma
Senior Nurturer
Administrative Assistant
Rawan Shakhatrah
Resource Team
Creative Thinking Support Specialist

10 years of teaching Arabic in Amman JordanOutstanding Service Award 2019

Abeer Dawood
Senior Nurturer
Resource Developer

10 years of teaching Arabic in Amman Jordan

Ahlam Al Harrawi
Senior Nurturer
Resource Developer
Shatha Al Asmar
Senior Nurturer
Delaylah Abu Tahoon
Senior Nurturer
Resource Developer

Outstanding Service Award 2020

Malak Al Jayyousi
Senior Nurturer
Resource Developer
Abdullah Khreisat
Senior Nurturer
Resource Developer

Outstanding Service Award 2021

Osama Romiah
Senior Nurturer
Resource Developer
Roa’a Ehemdan
Senior Nurturer
Resource Developer
Isra’a Zayed
Senior Nurturer
Rawan Al Dabbas
Senior Nurturer
Sarah Al Shoubaki
Senior Nurturer
Yazan Al Debei
Senior Nurturer
Abeer Al Salaymeh
Senior Nurturer
Roa'a Saleh
Senior Nurturer
Rahaf Ramadan
Senior Nurturer
Heba Muteirin
Senior Nurturer
Dareen Al Dabbas
Senior Nurturer
Fatin Al Baklizi
Senior Nurturer
Thaer Alshaikh
Senior Nurturer
Akram Al Arande
Senior Nurturer
Haneen Srour
Senior Nurturer
Rahaf Ja’ran
Senior Nurturer
Obada Nemer
Nurturer
Roa’a Al Sabbagh
Nurturer
Ala’a Saidi
Nurturer
Danya Abdel Bari
Nurturer
Isra'a Swealmeen
Nurturer
Heba Werikat
Nurturer
Tasneem Abu Saad
Nurturer
Noor Al Rajjal
Nurturer
Omar Abaza
Nurturer
Sawsan Mohammed
Nurturer
Faris Al Saiqaly
Nurturer

Outstanding Service Award 2023

Sarah Haleeq
Nurturer
Noor Jaber
Nurturer
Haneen Al Rahahleh
Nurturer
Aya Habbas
Nurturer
Batool Maitah
Nurturer
Rida Al Rabayah
Nurturer
Ayat Al Dabbas
Nurturer
Aya Al Faouri
Nurturer
Reem Al Dabbas
Nurturer
Bayan Al Dabbas
Nurturer
Faten Salama
Nurturer
Sadeen Al-Quran
Nurturer
Ghazal Shaheen
Nurturer
Lillian Omar
Nurturer