About Us


Desert Bloom is a non-profit organization based in Jordan dedicated to unleashing people’s potential to contribute to world’s peace and sustainability. We reinforce global competencies and universal morality to prepare people for an inclusive and sustainable world. We develop community and youth capacity to enable people to take greater control of their own lives and to actively engage in confronting economic, political, social and environmental challenges.

The history of Desert Bloom goes back to around the end of the second millennium, when a group of vibrant youth established the “Self-Improvement & Community Service” initiative at the University of Jordan Alumni Club in February 2000. The initiative aimed at enhancing graduates’ skills for employability by bridging the gap between education and the labour market.

The repercussions of world Trade Centre tragedy in 2001 incited the group to confront the growing hatred and misunderstanding between Western and Arab worlds. Hence, they decided to go global and established "Quested Peace Initiative" in February 2003 with a mandate to build bridges of understanding and trust between the West and the Middle East at grassroots levels. In 2004, Quested Peace joined the global peace-building NGO, United Religions Initiative (URI), and in July, 2018, Quested Peace changed its name to Desert Bloom and the name was officially registered as a non-profit organization in Jordan.

Our Vision

A just, peaceful and inclusive world where our shared humanity is cherished, resources are shared, and everyone is empowered to contribute to sustainable development.

Our Mission

Empowering people and keep them on the cutting edge to thrive and harness their potential, while promoting an increasingly collaborative world where people, particularly youth, have the opportunity and skills to contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable world.

Our purposes

To foster sustainable development through People Empowerment, Intercultural Understanding, Volunteerism and  Global Citizenship Education. 


Our Fundamental Value


  • Continuous improvement & Lifelong learning
  • Integrity and respect
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Assertive communication
  • Social justice and equal opportunities.
  • Voluntary work and community service.
  • Collaborations with our partners and like-minded organizations.
  • Resource efficiency and sustainable economies

Our Partner

  • Service Civil International (SCI)- Volunteering for Peace- Global Network 

  • URI MENA, Jordan  http://uri-mena.org

  • URI Global Network http://uri.org

  • GRENZENLOS Interkultureller Austausch- Austria

  • Adefis Juventud Internacional- Spain.

  • Vision 2020 Leadership Initiative, Manchester, UK


  • Seeds of Peace, USA

  • Anna Lindh, Jordan

  • Al-qadesia College, Jordan

Creating pathways for positive change

Behind every success there is a great team, together we can make our world a better place for all