Princess Basma Centers elects youth leaders

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AMMAN — The Princess Basma Centers for Development, which is affiliated with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), elected Youth Committee leaders in its fifth cycle, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The elections, which simulate the experience of the parliamentary, municipal, and provincial council elections, were held in 51 development centers spread over governorates across the Kingdom to select committee leaders from a pool of 106 candidates, the center said in a statement.

Since the launch of the registration process, on May 22 until its closure on June 30, the total number of members who registered to join the youth committees reached 4,141 — with 1,939 males and 2,202 females.

The elections were held under the supervision of specialized committees in all centers in a framework of transparency, integrity, and positivity between candidates and voters, the statement said.

The youth committees at Princess Basma Centers for Development aim to enhance youngsters’ actual and effective participation in the decision-making, support the developmental role of JOHUD towards local communities, and contribute to their development in the various fields, the statement noted.

Youth committees, according to JOHUD’s vision, contribute significantly to the development of societies by mobilizing and attracting young people to the centers’ work areas, forming specialized work teams to design and implement volunteer and development initiatives, and to help find solutions to the challenges facing young people in those areas.

Spread over the governorates and districts of the Kingdom, Princess Basma Centers for Development constitute a forum for young people to exchange their ideas, experiences, and successes.

It motivates them to play a positive role in their societies and invest their energies and innovative and pioneering ideas to contribute to finding appropriate solutions to various societal issues, the statement said.

It is an attractive and stimulating environment for young people and a platform for discovering their talents and energies, it said.

At a time when the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) seeks to employ its partnerships with various national institutions in the public and private sectors, it extends tremendous importance to its centers, it said.

Those centers act as incubators for Jordanian youth and their aspirations and play an essential role in raising their awareness, developing their skills, and helping them plan for their future, and civil society organizations employ them to serve young people and their issues, according to the press release.

The committees also participate in the implementation of projects and initiatives of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), in addition to participating in various events at the governorate and district levels, implementing field visits, holding periodic meetings for youth, and raising their issues with the participation of decision-makers and influencers, it said.

The idea of elections of the leaders of youth committees at JOHUD’s centers was launched as one of the recommendations of the first forum of youth committees, which was held at the Dead Sea in 2012, under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), the statement concluded.

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