Austrian ambassador honors 7Hills with Intercultural Achievement Award

2.Austrian ambassador honors Jordanian organization with Intercultural Achievement Award
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Austrian ambassador to Jordan, Oskar Wustinger, awarded on Tuesday a recognition prize in the framework of the Austrian Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) to the 7Hills non-profit organization for their innovative contribution to intercultural dialogue, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

During the ceremony, the envoy announced Austrian funding to support the launch of 7Hills' Urban Education Program, a press statement by the Austrian embassy said.

The embassy stated that Intercultural Achievement Award is a key project of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The award honors successful and innovative civil society projects that identify and make use of opportunities that positively shape intercultural co-existence and interreligious dialogue, it added.

In support of 7Hills’ mission and activities, Wustinger announced Austrian funding to the "Urban Education Program" for six months. This program combines free skateboarding classes followed by arts and crafts sessions for youths between 6–20 years old in an effort to actively include girls and refugees.

The next call for applications for the Austrian IAA will be launched in January 2022. Applications will be open to non-profit and commercial organizations from Jordan, the embassy pointed out.

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