MEET OUR TEAM

Reem Neyaz

Amman Head Coach

Reem joined the RC team in 2016 before becoming Amman’s first Head Coach in Fall 2017. In 2017, Reem was awarded the UN OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Humanitarian of the Year award for her work at RC. Originally from Syria, Reem sees sport as a powerful tool for overcoming the hardship of war and trauma. Outside of RC, she also coaches squash.

Wala'a Abu Shihab

Zarqa Head Coach

Wala’a is RC’s longest-serving coach and hails from the city of Zarqa, Jordan. She is currently the Zarqa Head Coach and has previously served as a Qudrati Teen Leadership program mentor. An avid soccer player, Wala’a also works for PACES, a local non-profit that provides soccer programming for girls in Zarqa.

Rasha Al-Ghuwari

Zarqa Coach &

Teen Program Mentor

Rasha first joined RC in 2016 and, although she is Jordanian, she recruits the most diverse group of participants in Zarqa. In Fall 2018, she became a mentor for the Qudrati Teen Leadership program and works tirelessly to give girls access to resources that will help them thrive off the field.

Yasmine Owaimer

Zarqa Coach &

Teen Program Mentor

Yasmine, a Gazan refugee who has lived in Jordan her whole life, was one of RC's earliest participants. After aging out of the program, Yasmine volunteered every week with the RC program in Zarqa before becoming the first former participant to join the staff in 2018. She also currently serves as a Qudrati Teen Leadership mentor, and her two younger sisters are participants in Zarqa.

Fathia Musse

Amman Coach &

Teen Program Mentor

Fathia, originally from Somalia, joined the Amman Team in Summer 2018. Since Fall 2018, Fathia has also mentored in our Teen Leadership Program. Outside of RC, Fathia loves learning and is currently pursuing an online degree from Rutgers University in case management.

Wala'a Al-Samarae

Amman Coach &

Teen Program Mentor

Wala'a joined the RC team in the summer of 2016. In addition to being a coach in Amman, she also co-leads the Qudrati Teen Leadership Program. Wala’a first arrived in Jordan as an Iraqi refugee and serves as a link between RC and the Iraqi refugee community. Outside of RC, she spends time mastering her English. 

Hanan Kudra

Amman Coach

Hanan first started working with RC in January 2017. Hanan, a Syrian refugee, partners with Reem to build relationships with Syrian families in Marka. In addition to working as a coach in Amman, she also runs skateboarding practices with RC at 7Hills Skatepark and brings players to practices at King’s Academy.

Razan Gazawi

Zarqa Coach

Razan first joined RC as a participant in 2017. She graduated from the Qudrati Teen Leadership program the next year and joined the RC staff in Zarqa in the summer of 2019. Originally from Syria, Razan serves as a connector between RC and the Syrian participants in Zarqa.

Heba Sawafhah

Zarqa Coach

Heba is the newest Jordanian coach in Zarqa. She joined the team in Summer 2019 when she was thrown into the chaos of working with the oldest group of girls at camp. Now, Heba, full of energy and humor, excels at connecting with girls of all ages.

Rima Yacoub

Jordan Program Director

Rima joined the Reclaim Childhood team in June 2020. She has worked with various national and international NGOs and has experience employing sports for development and female empowerment. She graduated with an M.B.A from the German Jordanian University and a B.A. from the University of Jordan. Rima is an active Jiu Jitsu competitor, and she hopes to share her love of martial arts with RC participants!

Anna Barrett

Executive Director

Anna joined the Reclaim Childhood team in 2018 after working with sport for development organizations in South Africa, the U.S., and across Latin American and the Caribbean. Anna graduated with a M.A. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a member of the soccer team. 

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