Al Hussein Camps open after 2-year hiatus

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AMMAN — Al Hussein Camps for Work and Construction 2022, an annual event aimed at instilling the values of volunteerism in young people, empowering them, and arming them with various life skills, opened on Tuesday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Since its inception in 1960s by the late King Hussein, this annual one-month training and capacity-building program is dedicated to promoting a sense of national pride and belonging, as well as inspiring creativity and innovation in the next generation.

“The Al HusseinCamps, named after His Majesty King Al Hussein bin Talal, may his soul rest in peace, are a historical landmark in every Jordanian’s conscience,” Youth Minister Mohammad Al-Nabulsi said during a ceremony marking the start of this year’s program.

“Over the years, the camps helped to spread the message of belonging and loyalty to future generations,” he added.

The minister, who deputized for HRH Crown Prince Hussein, added that the Al Hussein Camps, which are celebrating their 54th anniversary this year, have been preparing young people to face challenges with consciousness.

After a two-year hiatus from direct delivery due to the pandemic, this year’s camps are being conducted face-to-face, with 15,412 young men and women participating in 570 camps across every governorate.

The camps offer a variety of programs, including camps for peace and community security, robotics and artificial intelligence training, social innovation, electronic game design, volunteering and healthy lifestyles, machines and digital manufacturing, and youth job training among others.

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