Crown Prince attends signing of students’ empowerment programme memo

13 August 2018

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HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Monday attended a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding to support the "Ana Usharek" ("I Participate" in Arabic) programme, a Royal Court statement said. 

The memo, which aims to build the capabilities and improve the skills of university students in social work and youth empowerment, was signed by the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Democratic Institution (NDI).

According to the memorandum, the CPF will start implementing the programme which was previously conducted by NDI with the support of the USAID.

Under the agreement, the three institutions will work collectively to organise training courses for students at various Jordanian universities, in order to enhance their knowledge and participation in national affairs.

During the ceremony, HRH stressed the importance of the memorandum, which comes in line with efforts that aim to activate the role of young people in society and improve their skills to enhance their activities in the social work sector.

During a meeting that preceded the signing, the Crown Prince listened to a briefing by Tamam Mango, the CEO of CPF, in which she said that the memo is part of the foundation's strategy to enhance values of social work and students' capabilities in a comprehensive approach.

CPF works on enrolling students in a number of programmes and initiatives that enhance their sense of citizenship, and provide them with skills and means to lead dialogues, Mango noted.

The partnership between the foundation, the USAID and the NDI will also support other initiatives such as Haqiq, a five-step national leadership programme for ninth and tenth graders.