The Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) said Tuesday that enhancing work in the governorates is its top priority in 2022 and that it opened an office in Ma'an Governorate to reach out to youth in the southern region as part of its scheme.
The CPF made the announcement in a press conference held at its headquarters in the King Hussein Business Park to highlight its achievements, initiatives, and programmes in 2021 and its work plans this year.
Youth are at the centre of the attention of HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, who emphasized in so many occasions the importance of the role of young men and women in shaping the future, CPF Board of Trustees Chairman Ghassan Nuqul told representatives of local and Arab media outlets and social media influencers gathered at the press conference.
The CPF was established in 2015 to oversee the implementation of the Crown Prince's vision in supporting and developing youth capabilities in Jordan, a vision for a capable youth for an ambitious Jordan and a work strategy that includes three key areas: willingness to work, entrepreneurship and leadership and citizenship.
The foundation, he said, is working to reach out to young men and women across the Kingdom's governorates through launching initiatives and programmes under a scientific approach, that will remain under the umbrella of the foundation for sometime and then be incorporated into national institutions to guarantee their sustainability and to achieve optimal results.
In her remarks during the conference, CPF CEO Tamam Manko said that Jordanian society is a young society and a majority of its population is of "this important category," which is the focus of the Foundation's work and interest, as it oversees the implementation of 12 initiatives and programs across many sectors.
Manko said that 590,000 young men and women were reached in 2021 under the willingness of work and leadership theme, more than 870,000 under the leadership work theme and more than 100,000 under the citizenship work programme.
On the foundation’s work in the Southern region, namely Ma’an Governorate, the foundation has cooperated with a large group of business partners, and was able to reach about 6,000 young men and women during the period between September and December of 2021, she said.