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Deal for new ‘Cash for Training’ programme signed

By JT - Mar 28,2016 - Last updated at Mar 28,2016

AMMAN — The National Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (Najmah) on Monday signed a new “Cash for Training” agreement at the premises of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development in Amman, an alliance statement said.

The agreement, signed with the World Food Programme (WFP), aims at benefiting 1,470 members of communities hosting Syrian refugees in several governorates in Jordan in order to help them gain the experience necessary to join the labour market.

Deputising for HRH Princess Basma, president of Najmah, Ali Ghazawi, signed the agreement with WFP Representative and Country Director and Emergency Coordinator Mageed Yahia. Under the agreement, the WFP presents daily food tickets for trainees during their 26 days of training every month for nine months.

During the first phase of the project in 2014-2015, around 2,213 young people were trained in nine governorates, with 68 per cent of the males and 32 per cent of the females obtaining permanent jobs afterwards.

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