Maisaa Al-Zoubi, 21 Jerash

Little Paramedics

Maysa’s initiative, Little Paramedics, tackles a very specific and oft-overlooked problem: children’s lack of awareness regarding safety, first aid, and emergency life-saving techniques. With the goal of helping children, ages 11-18, including those with Down syndrome and persons with disabilities, onto the path to being self-sufficient, independent adults and curtailing the preventable loss of life, Little Paramedics offers practical workshops on first aid, CPR and how to handle emergency situations. Within the next couple of years, Little Paramedics hopes to open its own certified first aid training academy, have training teams across all 12 governorates of Jordan, publish first aid books for children, and raise awareness about first aid through the Kingdom’s national educational curriculum.