Abdullah Omer Aref Abu Sham

Fellowship year

2015 - 2016


Journalism - Youth

Placement when a fellow

Program Assistant - PBYRC / JOHUD

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Regional Coordinator - PBYRC / JOHUD

Higher education

Bachelor's degree in Press and Media

Current country of residence



Abdullah Abu Sham  first started working at the age of 15 while studying. Through his practical and scientific experience he found that he was a firm believer in social change and civil participation. After he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Information at the University of Petra, with a background in the for-profit private sector, he started looking for work in the non-profit development sector. Abdullah is currently the Regional Coordinator at JOHUD, Princess Basma Youth Resource Centre (PBYRC).

“Through participation in this program I increased my social network, as well as my practical knowledge. I also discovered that there is a difference between the profit and non-profit sectors, and a difference in the work style between local and international organizations in Jordan. All in all this experience has made me able create a plan to achieve my goals and ambitions.”