While our range of projects and programmes remains diverse and comprehensive, I am particularly proud of the strides made by our youth programme, which has developed unique and dynamic ways of promoting civic engagement amongst young people. The Princess Basma Youth Resource Centre is reaching out to thousands of young people across the country, all of whom are responding positively by becoming active participants or dedicated volunteers. We believe that this “home growth” form of democratic participation can play an important role in our country’s growth and we are proud to be part of this process.
Throughout the country and with our network of 51 community development centres, we are striving to make a lasting positive impact, especially through our joint work and collaboration with local communities and partner organizations. The challenges are ever present and ever changing, but it is because of this that I feel that JOHUD’s role is as important as ever in Jordan, acting as is its voice on development issues.
Yet again, an updated website is overdue! At JOHUD, we are constantly faced with the challenge of communicating the scope of our work to others, and I think it is this complexity and comprehensiveness that makes our organisation unique.
I hope that this new website conveys and clarifies our work, and as ever we take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to our guiding principles in working with communities, and our partnerships and friendships.
Our mission is to lead national development efforts and reduce poverty and vulnerability in Jordanian communities. Our work is especially concerned with the wellbeing and rights of vulnerable groups, such as women, young people, and people with disabilities. In everything that we do, we hope to create opportunities for individuals and communities to become active participants in the development process through our extensive network of Community Development Centres (CDCs) and committees.