A Visit to Fellow Magda Iskander and Care With Love

Ahmed, the Ashoka Arab World Fellowship Officer, and Scott and I (both summer interns) visited Magda Iskander, one of the first Ashoka fellows elected in the Arab Regional Office and it was an eye-opening experience because I got to see a fellow’s work and how Ashoka plays a role in her work.

Care with Love started in September 1996 and was the first organization that trained home healthcare providers to provide care for the elderly in the Arab world. The organization provides job opportunity and training for young adults who become home healthcare providers while also offers loving and attentive care for the elderly and homebound. Many organizations have since replicated this model but Care with Love ensures high quality service through the weekly phone follow up, spot visits and engaging healthcare providers on suggestions and feedback.

Care with Love is currently financially sustainable through its clients. When asked what her main challenge was, she states that it is recruiting young people to become healthcare providers. So if you know of anyone who want to get a secure job that is highly self-valuable, please contact Care with Love for more information!

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