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Queen commends JAHD’s community empowerment projects

By JT - Jun 23,2017 - Last updated at Jun 23,2017

Her Majesty Queen Rania poses for a group photo with members of the Jordan Association for Human Development in Jerash on Thursday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Thursday visited Jerash where she commended the Jordan Association for Human Development (JAHD) for its “innovative” community-empowerment projects and achievements. 

Received in Jerash by Society President Kawthar Kreishan and Jordan River Foundation’s Director Enaam Barrishi, the Queen toured the local community bazaar and met with the association’s board to learn about its interventions and projects focused on capacity-building in the local community in Jerash, 48km north of Amman, according to a statement from Her Majesty's office.

Among the projects visited was the Social Innovation Labs, where students shared solutions and project ideas to address the needs of the local community. The Queen also attended Makani activities, a UNICEF-funded initiative offering “innovatively designed learning experiences”, the statement added.

Also part of the visit was the Rural Economic Growth and Employment project, which shared life-skills trainings for Syrians and Jordanians, as well as a child safety session that involved awareness-building in order to spread knowledge and awareness on child safety, while also empowering children to protect themselves through exposure  to real life experiences and situations.

During a final stop, the Queen visited a training workshop conducted in collaboration with the Jordanian Economic Development Corporation. 

She praised the training programme conducted for a group of farmers to build their capacities and skills related to building micro-businesses, financial literacy, connecting to financial services, credit, deposit, mobile wallets and digital payments.


Established in 2011, the JAHD has worked extensively on a number of programmes focused on capacity building for women and youth, income-generating activities, early childhood development and primary healthcare services, the statement said. 

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