JoYS signs MoU with Plan International Jordan

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Press Release — The Jordan Young Scientists (JoYS) initiative and Plan International Jordan (PIJO) signed a memorandum of understanding solidifying their partnership, and agreeing on the importance of STEM focused initiatives for young Jordanians across the Kingdom, JoYS said in a statement.اضافة اعلان

This event was attended by PIJO’s Country Director Hamida Jahamah, Ireland’s Ambassador Marianne Bolger and JoYS Chairperson Mohammad Tahboub.

“JoYS is an exciting new national initiative for Jordanian youth that is based on a proven model that was originally implemented in Ireland over 50 years ago,” the statement said.

“Its purpose is to improve the motivation and rewards for young people who wish to study science and apply it to transform society,” it said. “It has the potential to transform Jordan by empowering young people to develop solutions for social, technological and economic challenges — through the application of evidence-based scientific approaches.”

Over the next year, with the support and cooperation of PIJO, the JoYS program “will be implemented nationwide with the expectation that the initiative will become the most paramount national competition for students studying science-based subjects in secondary schools,” the statement noted.

With JoYS aiming to provide decent work and innovation to help create new career paths and economic growth in Jordan, “PIJO will support JoYS by assisting in the provision of infrastructure to accommodate any future-planned activities, while helping in linking this initiative with entrepreneurship and strengthening the role of women and girls in STEM fields”.

The embassy of Ireland in Jordan will also “continue its strong role and actively pledge its support to advance the work with the exceedingly committed partners under the JoYS initiative umbrella to ensure its success for many years to come,” the statement concluded.

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