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Princess Basma meets with ‘money for training’ beneficiaries

By JT - Dec 04,2017 - Last updated at Dec 04,2017

HRH Princess Basma meets with beneficiaries of ‘money for training’ project on Sunday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Around 4,708 youth benefitted from the “money for training” project since its launch in 2014, 60 per cent of whom were females, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Sunday. 

President of Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (Najmah) Princess Basma on Sunday met with a number of beneficiaries from the programme working in East Amman’s Dimlaj glassware manufacturing factory and listened to the 39 beneficiaries’ personal experiences.

The training programme aims to provide training and qualifying opportunities for young people to enter the labour market. 

After three to five months of training, during which they are awarded regular employers’ salaries, in addition to a World Food Programme (WFP) food coupon at a value of JD10, the beneficiaries become permanent employees at the establishments where they trained. 

The project, implemented in cooperation between WFP, Najmah, Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) and Princess Basma Development Centres was funded by a Japanese grant, and has secured jobs for 2,826 trainees in Irbid, Zarqa, Amman, Karak, Aqaba and the Jordan Valley with 594 establishments.

The trainees praised the programme which has enabled them to find jobs and offered them better and sustainable livelihoods.

Also on Sunday, JNCW launched the “Early for her” initiative in Zarqa, with the attendance of Princess Basma. The initiative aims to raise awareness on the dangers of underage marriage.

During the ceremony, the princess stressed the importance of such initiatives in raising public awareness about the negative effects of early marriage on society.

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