The Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) and Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to support Jordan’s youth and launch a joint action to implement and promote the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program (YTP) among them. The memorandum of understanding, which was signed through video conferencing by Dr. Tamam Mango, CEO of the CPF, and Mr. Rashed Abdulla Al Ghurair, member of the AGFE Board of Trustees, previews that CPF oversees the YTP activities in Jordan for a period of 3 years; promotes YTP among the youth in Jordan; and conducts, jointly with AGFE, an assessment study of YTP impact on the Jordanian youth, showcasing success stories delivered by the program in the various media outlets and social media platforms.
It is worth noting that YTP, a free program launched by AGFE in UAE, is accessible to all the Arab youth aged 15-35 years and provides educational and vocational learning opportunities through a bilingual (English and Arabic) digital platform designed to enhance the educational path and acquaint the youth with competencies that are consistent with the labor market requirements.
The program is now available to the young Jordanians on www.youngthinker.org using the promotional registration code CPFJO#.
Delighted by this new partnership, Dr. Mango said in her statement that “this business partnership with Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education is part of the CPF ‘employability and entrepreneurship’ focus area aimed at acquainting the youth with the right skills and prepare them to join an ever-evolving labor market, leveraging various platforms to help them identify and maximize their strengths.” Dr. Mango further explained that “CPF programs and initiatives are designed to achieve the CPF vision - ‘capable youth for an aspiring Jordan’ - through local, Arab, and international partnerships.
Along the same lines, Mr. Rashed Abdulla Al Ghurair said: “We are happy to sign this partnership with the Crown Prince Foundation as it in line with our common goals and vision of empowering the Jordanian youth to become future leaders and drive sustainable development in Jordan and the Arab region at large.”
AGFE was first established in 2015 to support young and bright scholars and provide them with life-changing learning opportunities. Scholarships are granted on the basis of merit and need to persons who demonstrated an outstanding academic performance despite the many challenges and hardships they may have faced. Beneficiaries are selected through a highly competitive methodology after applying via AGFE e-application portal. AGFE also grants financial aid to scholars in various universities around the world.
For its part, CPF was established in 2015 to oversee the implementation of the initiatives launched by HRH Crown Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II and attain his vision of a capable youth for an aspiring Jordan. CPF focuses on specific areas namely “employability and entrepreneurship”, “leadership”, and “citizenship” within the boundaries of CPF values of being inclusive, innovative, ethical and positive.