Founder’s Story

Erin Reyes and Jennifer Killpack founded Shababeek in 2013 as a center where foreigners could interact with Arabs in a transformative space.

Knowing themselves how challenging learning Arabic can be, they built linguistic and cultural resources, alongside local staff, in order to ease the transition to life in the Arab world and to counter the way mainstream media has misrepresented the Middle East and it’s beautiful people.

Today Shababeek now employs 80% women, developing and empowering leaders from within the local community.

With a combined 29 years of experience living in cross-cultural settings, together they seek to help others thrive while facing the challenges of overseas living.

Our Team

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Leena Al Baghdadi
General Manager
Randa Al Dabbas
Unit Head
Hiring & Training
Anwar Nassar
Participant Progress Manager
Nancy Shabsough
Human Resources Sr. Officer
Nour Al Haha
Staff Support Manager
Nadeen Al Ajarmeh
Training Supervisor
Rawan Shakhatrah
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Abeer Dawood
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Amal Eriqat
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Ahlam Al Harrawi
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Basel Al Kiswani
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Muhammed Abu Salah
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Isra'a Abu Saif
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Delaylah Abu Tahoon
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Maysa'a Abu Jebeh
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Danya Al Atrash
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Doha Al Nsour
Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Abdullah Al Faouri
Senior Nurturer
Hadeel Ka’abneh
Senior Nurturer
Lama Rashed
Senior Nurturer
Ghaida’a Al Helo
Senior Nurturer
Balqees Obeid
Senior Nurturer
Rama Al Tarawneh
Senior Nurturer
Shatha Al Asmar
Senior Nurturer
Malak Al Jayyousi
Nurturer
Eman Al Shwabkah
Nurturer
Isra’a Zayed
Nurturer
Shaima’a Al Shwaiki
Nurturer
Ghadeer Al Khaldi
Nurturer
Dania Jaber
Nurturer
Rawan Al Dabbas
Nurturer
Inas Nour
Nurturer
Marah Al Edwan
Nurturer
Ruba Al Kurdi
Nurturer
Mohammad Taym
Nurturer
Hassan Khorma
Nurturer
Yousif Al Faouri
Nurturer
Mohammad Bojeh
Nurturer
Aya Abu Al Hawa
Nurturer
Enas Al Jboor
Nurturer
Aya Al Agha
Nurturer
Roa’a Ehemdan
Nurturer
Abdullah Khreisat
Nurturer
Sarah Al Shoubaki
Nurturer
Omar Al Qadomi
Nurturer