In profile: CARE's Sara Rashdan
Oct 15, 2019
Sara Rashdan works for CARE in Jordan. She hosted CARE Canada Ambassador Annie Murphy and her mother as they experienced CARE's work in Amman as well as in Azraq refugee camp.
1. What do you do at CARE?
I run the Media, Communications, and Innovation department at CARE Jordan, and I’m also the Executive Assistant to the Country Director.
2. How did you decide that this was what you wanted to do?
I originally studied Printmaking/Fine Arts, and working as a full time artist when the Syria crisis hit Jordan showed me that I can be helping more people. Which is why I decided to start looking for a job in the humanitarian field. I’ve been working with CARE since February 2014.
3. What is the biggest challenge you face in this role?
My work allows me to venture into the lives of people in order to hear their stories, and share it with a wider audience. I go into their homes, meet their families, neighbors, and friends. When I go home later during the day, I find myself still thinking about them, and trying to find ways to help. It’s very difficult for me to set a barrier between my work and my personal life.
4. What do you have coming up next?
I don’t have anything planned yet, but I’m continuously working on growing within CARE, and developing the work that we do to better serve people, as well as reach a wider audience to raise awareness about the humanitarian crises around the world.
5. Is there anything you want Canadians to know about your work?
I have an awesome job, and I hope that all Canadians can know that with their help, we are able to alleviate the hardship of many people, and I get to see the success, resilience, and happiness on people’s lives as an impact of their support.