Crown Prince Foundation signs memo with Young Scientist initiative

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Members of the Jordan Young Scientist and the Crown Prince Foundation sign an MoU. (Photo: JoYS)
AMMAN — The Jordan Young Scientist (JoYS) initiative and the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) 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 signing was witnessed by CPF CEO Tamam Mango, Ismael Al-Hinti, President of Al Hussein Technical University, one of the CPF initiatives, Sarah Dooley Chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of Ireland in Jordan, and JoYS Chairperson Mohammad Tahboub.

JoYS is a new national initiative for Jordanian youth that is based on a proven model that was originally implemented in Ireland over 50 years ago.

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

The first exhibition of the JoYS initiative was held on June 8 at Hussein Technical University, a CPF initiative, located at the King Hussein Business Park.

At the launch of the pilot program, 154 students from 21 different schools in 5 different governorates around Jordan competed in the first JoYS exhibition held in Jordan. Over 40 projects were judged and the high standard of entries, and the hard work undertaken by students and teachers, was commended by the judging panel.

Over the next year, with CPF and partners support and cooperation, “JoYS program will be nationwide with the expectation that the initiative will become the paramount national competition for students studying science subjects in secondary schools,” the statement said.

It said Ireland’s embassy will “continue its strong role and pledge its support to continue to work with the hugely committed partners in the JoYS initiative to ensure its success for many years to come.”

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