JRF & AGC partner: Empowering women & youth in Aqaba

JRF & AGC partner Empowering women & youth in Aqaba
(Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)
AMMAN — For the second consecutive year, the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) and the Aqaba Governorate Council (AGC) have entered into a collaboration agreement aimed at promoting training programs for women's and youth empowerment in the southern port city.اضافة اعلان

Under the foundation's Community Empowerment Program, the agreement, signed by AGC Chair Emad Amro and JRF Director General Enaam Barrishi, sets the stage for interventions designed to enhance the capacity of women and youth. These interventions encompass self-development, entrepreneurship, psycho-social support, financial literacy, and workforce readiness, the Jordan News Agency, Petra replied.

Through this partnership, JRF aims to reach recipients across the southern governorate, empowering women and young people socially and economically through grants and the development of their project management, web marketing, and financial literacy skills.

The project will facilitate the establishment of enterprises and provide networking opportunities for product marketing. Additionally, it aims to enhance the handicraft abilities of fifty women, thereby advancing their professional and personal growth.

Furthermore, the initiative will provide learning support services and enhance the innovative capacities of one thousand male and female students in Aqaba. It plans to disseminate the knowledge gained from the social innovation lab to isolated villages in the Aqaba region, extending its reach to underprivileged populations in remote areas.

Activities will include equipping young people with tools for social innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as improving their robotics and artificial intelligence skills, with the goal of nurturing a society that celebrates innovators and inventors.

Women’s empowerment
In the past year, the project has funded 16 women-led businesses, services, and tourist enterprises, and has provided a variety of training courses in content production, project management, and self-empowerment to 87 women.

Moreover, over 1,400 children and teenagers benefited from the center's child safety initiatives during three project-related open days organized by JRF. Additionally, ten community volunteers based in Aqaba received social innovation training and empowerment, subsequently mentoring over 2,100 children via the center's mobile social innovation station.

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