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Reem Alfranji
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An online resource on intellectual and developmental disabilities in Arabic to improve the lives of children living in MENA region.

habaybna.net

location_on Amman, Jordan
Habaybna.net brings together hundreds of resources in special education & rehabilitation for parents & caregivers to help children with intellectual or developmental disabilities have a meaningful life when they grow up. We are dedicated to help children with different abilities thrive @home, @school & @work. We provide: Specialized content, Directory and Tele-coaching service.
Reem Alfranji, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
If teaching is to be effective with children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence and should leave no one behind

Reem Alfranji, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Overview

HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED 2021

Parental Engagement

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Innovation Overview

PARENTS
Target Group
514 238
Children/Users
8
Countries
2017
Established
For-profit
Organisation
652
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Updated on October 2nd, 2021
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Why did you create this innovation?

As founders, habaybna.net came out of our own experience with our two sons who have developmental disability. After being in this journey with them for the last 10 years and meeting so many other parents like us from several countries in the MENA region, we realized that being a parent of a child with disability requires a lifelong adjustment that needs continues learning, guidance & support.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Habaybna.net is a digital platform in Arabic aims to empower Arab parents of children with developmental disability & caregivers with the skills and knowledge that they need to improve the skills of their children with developmental disabilities and help them improve their skills, aiming to help them have a meaningful life.
With habaybna.net we offer 3 main things to parents:
1. A video library with +800 videos by specialists in special education & rehabilitation.
2. Specialized Online Courses based on microlearning approach to teach parents how they can teach specific skills for their child (our first 5 online courses are in Edit and will be published by May 2021)
3. Online consultations so parents can easily connect with specialists in special education and rehabilitation to have 1:1 guidance.
Currently habaybna.net has +5000 visitors a month with +7000 registered users and provided +1000 calls for parents in Jordan.

How has it been spreading?

Habaybna.net was launched in December 2017 with content only & 140 videos in the video library. In October 2018, & after the frequent demand we used to have from users, we started connecting parents with specialists for consultations via a simple system we developed to schedule and monitor the calls but was separate from the website.

In 2019 & with a prize from Expo 2020 Dubai, we developed the technology infrastructure of habaybna.net to offer Arabic specialized content, online consultations & e-learning system in one place. A mobile App has been launched as well.

We work with specialists in special education & rehabilitation to offer practical strategies and information that are easy to understand & apply in the daily life of parents with their child with developmental disability.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

If anyone wants to try our solution, all you need to do is to visit habaybna.net or download our mobile app: habaybna

For any assistance, you can reach me on reem@habaybna.net and I will be more than happy to help.

Research

HundrED Academy Review

This is a well-articulated innovation with a clearly defined need and scaleable, impactful solution. Specifically that the materials can be used in all settings (in and out of school and for parents too) is a great model.

- HundrED Academy Member

This tool will impact the entire MENA region and not only give useful information to families (in Arabic) but will also likely start to reduce the stigma associated with developmental and intellectual disabilities via the power of dissemination of quality information.

- HundrED Academy Member
IMPACT & SCALABILITY
There is a great need for resources to guide parents on intellectual and developmental disabilities of their children, especially in developing nations. This platform is a brilliant way of enabling more parents to boldly take the journey and succeed in the company of others and professionals.
Academy review results
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High Scalability
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See this innovation in action

Website to help children with disabilities - Jordan News | Latest News from Jordan, MENA
https://www.jordannews.jo/Section-30/Entrepreneurship/Website-to-help-children-with-disabilities-897
Arabic learning hub wins backing from Expo Live fund
https://www.arabianbusiness.com/education/458654-arabic-learning-hub-wins-backing-from-expo-live-fund
5 startups led by women that are shaping the future of entrepreneurship in Jordan
https://blogs.worldbank.org/arabvoices/5-startups-led-women-are-shaping-future-entrepreneurship-jordan?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_EN_EXT
How are mothers in Jordan countering stigma towards children with disabilities?
https://www.euronews.com/2019/03/22/how-are-mothers-in-jordan-countering-stigma-towards-children-with-disabilities
habaybna.net | Expo Live | Expo 2020 Dubai
https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/programmes/expo-live/iigp/global-innovators/habaybna
She Entrepreneurs helped me see the opportunities rather than the challenges - Svenska institutet
https://si.se/en/she-entreprenuers-helped-me-see-the-opportunities-rather-than-the-challenges/
Meet the woman challenging Arab notions of disability
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/meet-woman-challenging-arab-notions-disability-180125140800672.html
#SheCan: Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Making a Difference Across MENA
https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2018/03/22/shecan-inspiring-women-entrepreneurs-making-a-difference-across-mena
#69 Reem AlFranji
https://vimeo.com/264229180
Reem Alfranji - Ogunte
https://www.ogunte.com/blog/profile/reem-alfranji-habaybna/
Habaybna: Situs Web Arab Pertama Bagi Orang Tua dari Penyandang Disabilitas | DW | 16.01.2020
https://www.dw.com/id/habaybna-situs-web-arab-pertama-bagi-orang-tua-dari-penyandang-disabilitas/a-52022404

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

September 2021
Parental Engagement
September 2020
Runner up @TiE Dubai competition for women entrepreneurs
June 2020
Women-Led Accelaration program by Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship @Santa Clara University
February 2020
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
September 2019
Started Habaybna weekly segment part of the morning show @Roya TV one of the leading Jordanian TV stations
May 2019
Expo Live by Expo 2020 Dubai
October 2018
Met Crown Princess of Sweden HRH Vicotria (in the middle) with husband Prince Daniel and Mrs. Lena Hallengren, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality @ Embassy of Sweden in Amman to present Habaybna.net
March 2018
Meeting Her Majesty Queen Rania AlAbdallah after launching Habaybna.net
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