S. Korea donates $1 million to UNRWA in Jordan

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AMMAN — The Government of the Republic of Korea has contributed $1 million to UNRWA to enhance livelihood opportunities for Palestinian refugee youth in Jordan, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

This donation comes as part of an overall contribution recently announced by the government of South Korea, whereby UNRWA’s Jordan Field Office will use the funds to enhance technical and vocational education and training of Palestinian refugee youths at two of its centers established for training in Jordan.

Marta Lorenzo, director of UNRWA Affairs in Jordan, welcomed a delegation headed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Jordan Lee Jae-wan at the agency’s Wadi Seer Training Center in Amman, where a signing ceremony was held for covering the particular clauses of the fund agreement related to the project proposal.

The contribution aims at improving the vocational courses curricula for UNRWA youth so that they become competitive and meet the job market requirements.

According to the World Bank, the unemployment rate among young people in Jordan reached 47.7 percent during the first quarter of 2022.

Young Palestinian refugees are increasingly in need of new, innovative professional skills that increase their possibilities of finding jobs in a professionally evolving and increasingly competitive world.

The contribution will also be used to maintain educational facilities and replace old furniture. 

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