Asfar is currently seeking 2 Volunteers

Development Volunteer & Project Volunteer Up to 16 hours per week   Asfar is currently going through a period of change, and needs the help of 2 enthusiastic Volunteers to support this change.   Development Volunteer Support with the development of our organisation and participate in strategic foresight and future activities (Horizon and PESTLE). Design … Continued

Erasmus+ Dynamo – Jordan

Asfar and a group of our young people returned from Amman, Jordan this week, following a successful Erasmus+ Youth Exchange, where UK young people met, engaged and developed with fellow Jordanian Young People, learning about the UK and the Middle East’s historty, culture, languages, communities, while also develop a range of creative, digital and employability-focused … Continued

Seeking new Writers & Photographers for our e-Journal

Interested in writing about the Middle East? Seeking a platform to publish your photographs? Asfar is currently seeking aspiring Writers, Photographers and Thinkers specializing in the Middle East. If you would like to learn about how to get your work published contact Asfar e-Journal Senior Editor: Joel Butler at or one of our other … Continued

2015/2016 Erasmus+ programmes launched

Asfar has launched new Erasmus+ programmes for 2015/2016, providing more cultural experiences in the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Balkans for young people than ever before. To learn how you can get involved as a participant or as a volunteer, contact Youth Exchanges locations include: Turkey Israel Azerbaijan Georgia Serbia Former Yugoslav Republic … Continued

First Durham Graduate awarded grant from Asfar

A Durham Graduate has been awarded a grant from Asfar’s Stipend Scheme 2015 Joel Butler, a History Graduate from Durham University, is the first young person to benefit from Asfar’s Stipend scheme. The Stipend scheme, subsidized by Asfar’s social enterprise model, aims not only to provide beneficiaries with financial support, but to also develop their … Continued

Erasmus+ Inspire Europe, Istanbul 2015

  Asfar’s Erasmus+ team has just returned from Istanbul following a successful Youth Exchange. The Erasmus+ Inspire Europe brought together over 20 young people from the UK and Turkey to develop new skills, learn about their Citizenship and the EU, while gaining the opportunity to understand a different culture. Young people practiced their English and … Continued

Asfar Social – Friday 24th April 2015

Asfar’s next social in on Friday 24th April 2015. We plan to attend a V & A Friday Late. To learn more about V & A Lates check out their website – If you would like to meet up with us, email We look forward to seeing you there.

Asfar Social, 6th March, Souk Medina

Asfar is holding a social on 6th March 2015 at Souk Medina from 6pm onwards. For further information and to confirm your attendance contact Sheniz at Hope to see you there!

Erasmus+ briefing meeting – Friday, 27th February, London

Asfar is holding an Erasmus+ briefing at the Shakespeare Busines Centre, Brixton for those interested in participating in our Jordan Youth Exchange taking place in May 2015. To learn more about Erasmus+ and on how to sign up, please email to confirm your place at the briefing.

Free trip to Jordan!

  As some of your know, Asfar is delivering Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges and although our visit to Istanbul, Turkey is now full up, we still have places available on our Dynamo youth exchange to Amman, Jordan occuring in May 2015. To apply, visit our How to apply page here – Alternatively, email Sheniz at … Continued

Senior Editor – Stipend scheme launched!

Asfar has just launched its’ first ever Stipend scheme for Durham University Students and Graduates for the role of Senior Editor! From December 2012 to July 2014, Asfar published an e-Journal focused on the Middle East with contributions by aspiring Writers, Photographers and Thinkers intrigued by the region. All involved – the Senior Editor, Regional … Continued

Erasmus+ Planning Visits

Between November 2014 and January 2015, Asfar’s team and international partners participated in a series of Erasmus+ Advanced Planning Visits for our Istanbul and Amman Youth Exchanges due to take place between March and June 2015. Asfar also met with partner organisations in Israel, including Interfaith Encounter Association to discuss future projects and partnership working. … Continued

Happy New Year

Happy New Year for 2015. Here at Asfar, we all hope you had a fantastic Festive period and holiday. Asfar’s staff spent New Year’s eve in Amman, Jordan, attending a project planning meeting for one of our international programmes. Over the next coming months, Asfar will run its’ first ever Erasmus+ programmes, alongside our e-Journal … Continued

Asfar launches new Website

December 2014 Asfar has launched a new interactive website, incorporating a new look e-Journal! The new website includes full details on what Asfar is doing now and in 2015. Our website also includes all past editions of our e-Journal too. Visit our new website at to take a tour.

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