UNICEF, Italy partner to empower Jordan’s youth with future-ready skills

UNICEF  Italy partner to empower Jordan’s youth with future-ready skills
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AMMAN — The Government of Italy, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, has donated 2 million euros to UNICEF to empower young people in Jordan with the skills and training they need to become economically engaged and secure their futures.اضافة اعلان

This support will allow more than 1,500 adolescents and youth between the ages of 17 and 24 years who are living in vulnerable communities across the country to become economically engaged through career counselling and skills building, technical and vocational training, and entrepreneurship support, according to a press statement.

‘Critical’ skills for Jordan’s youthAmbassador of Italy to Jordan Luciano Pezzotti said: “I am very proud to witness the launch of yet another program with UNICEF, dedicated to the youth in Jordan, who are the real key for the progress and success of this country.”

“I commend the wonderful job done by UNICEF in the fields of education, capacity building, and economic resilience,” he added.

Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF Representative to Jordan, noted that his organization “is delighted to partner with the Government of Italy to provide vulnerable young people with critical and future-ready skills that will enhance their employability and help their successful transition to adulthood.”

Learning to earningWith this support from the Government of Italy, UNICEF will continue to implement its Learning to Earning program — supporting vulnerable adolescents and youth to access meaningful employment and income through training and entrepreneurship support that reflects the needs of the labor market.

Throughout the two-year partnership, UNICEF will aim to reach vulnerable youth in every governorate of Jordan, including in refugee camps.

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