In Arabic, Safeer means ambassador. We are establishing a network of Safeers from our many supporters across the country. The goal is to have local contacts for people around the nation to contact, ask questions, get involved, and for the Safeer to be the voice of SCM in their community.
As we grow the program, we will include the new Safeer’s information here so you can see who is closest to you if you need to contact someone about SCM closer to where you live. While we are setting up the program and getting the infrastructure for communicating effectively with them, please contact us and we will put you in touch with the Safeer closest to you. Soon we will have a direct link so you can communicate directly with them from our website. It’s a work in progress!
Meet our newest Safeers!
Emilie Whitman, Bellingham, WA (soon to be Washington, DC)
Emilie is a humanitarian and freelance writer with a B.A. in history from Westmont College. While studying abroad in Istanbul, Jordan, and the West Bank, Emilie developed a keen interest in the MENA region both past and present and became deeply concerned about the situation in Syria. In 2014 she had the opportunity to volunteer for four months at SCM’s Malki Children’s Center in Amman, assisting in therapy programs for displaced Syrian children with PTSD. She also joined two SCM medical missions throughout Jordan as part of the humanitarian and psych teams. In 2015 she volunteered for two weeks with SCM’s medical/humanitarian missions on Lesvos, Greece. Emilie is thrilled to help represent SCM and its commitment to providing dignified aid and hope to people affected by the conflict in Syria as well as bridging cultures through informed, compassionate activism. If you are in the Washington D.C. area, please contact Emilie at firstname.lastname@example.org about getting involved with SCM and raising awareness in your community.