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JOHUD, US embassy conclude project for student empowerment

29 ,Nov 2021

The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) and the US Embassy in Amman Monday wrapped up the (SHE’s GREAT) community project to empower school students from 13 to 16 years old.

The global project, funded by the Office of Global Women's Issues at the US Department of State, and implemented by IREX in 7 countries, including Jordan, aims at providing male and female students with the necessary interactive skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and arts to create reach aware and developed societies.

It also seeks to provide students with leadership and communication skills, to enhance their active role in society, enhance their self-confidence, and prepare them for the future through a number of efficiently designed training programs that are compatible with Jordanian culture and the target age groups.

During the closing ceremony, Project Director at the JOHUD, Iqbal Hamad stressed its importance in enriching the experiences of the participating students through the interactive programs, activities and training sessions, in addition to field visits to the University of Jordan and a number of centers specialized in science, technology and engineering, mathematics and arts, indicating that the project contributed to creating a suitable environment for students' learning.

She said that the project is in line with the goals of JOHUD in enhancing the role of youth in society, empowering them and providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge, commending the efforts of the project's partners and supporters.

Project Coordinator at IREX Serene Salama highlighted the project's role in providing the appropriate environment for target group of school students, honing their talents, planning their ambitions, and breaking job-related stereotypes.

Programs that support education and training sharpen youth skills, and create opportunities to contribute to building strong and stable societies, said Eran Williams, Regional English Language Officer at the US Embassy, stressing the US Embassy's commitment to providing diverse educational and training opportunities for Jordanian youth in cooperation with the concerned authorities.

Noteworthy, the project was implemented at the Princess Basma Centers for Development in Nozha, Sahab, Community Support Center in Marka, Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute for Development in Al Hashemi, and Princess Basma Center for Development in Madaba Governorate.

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