King Abdullah II Fund For Development And CARE International Join Hands to Empower Jordanian Youth

April 13, 2018

Amman, April 11 (Petra)- King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) and CARE International signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to train Jordanians in the various governorates in a bid to create job opportunities for beneficiaries or to launch their own projects.
 
The agreement was signed by KAFD's General Manager Sa'eb Al-Hassan and Salam Kanaan, CARE International's director in Amman.
 
During the signing ceremony, Al-Hassan stressed the importance of cooperation with CARE International to train Jordanian youth to pave way for their employment or to establish their own ventures.
 
The youth organization, "All Jordan Youth Commission" is the youth and field arm of the KAFD, which addresses the various challenges facing the youth sector in the country's governorates. It has turned since it was launched 12 years ago a key umbrella for field youth work, Al-Hassan said.
 
For her part, Kanaan expressed her pride in the strategic partnership with the KAFD to serve young people in various fields, in addition to the organization's role in boosting sustainable development and serving refugees.
 
Under the memorandum, the KAFD will nominate target groups of Jordanians to enroll in professional courses, and will help find mechanisms and common criteria to benefit from CARE's grants and loans offered to vocational training beneficiaries.
 
CARE will provide free vocational training services to select Jordanians in different governorates and a range of grants or loans to beneficiaries, as well as qualifying young people to undertake community initiatives to raise awareness of gender issues, violence against children, drugs and integration of people with disabilities.
 
The King Abdullah II Fund for Development aims at investing in young people, motivating their creativity and excellence, qualifying this segment for the labor market, boosting their self-employment, and social responsibility.
 
CARE International, a leading humanitarian organization, has been working in Jordan since 1948 to meet the needs of both refugees and disadvantaged Jordanians. Its programs focus on empowering women, supporting civil society, building capacity and responding effectively to emergencies.
 
Petra News Agency
April 11, 2018