Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein honors adolescent and youth students excelling in community service project
AMMAN, Jordan,Her Royal Highness Princess Iman Bint Al Hussein deputizing for Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein honoured Jordanian schools and out of school adolescents from 12 governorates with the best community service projects at an event celebrating the3rd International Arab Youth Congress National Initiative “One Step at a Time,” at the Palace of Culture in Amman Yesterday.
The event featured a documentary of 52 community service projects implemented by 208 students from 52 schools and out of school adolescents from 12 governorates; The Guest of honor Hussein Al Salman presented a song in this occasion followed by a comedy sketch by the NCCA National Interactive Theatre Troupe, and Jordanian Folk Dance by MISK Company of NCCA in addition to the video clip of the “One Step at a Time” song.
“We are proud of the outstanding achievements of students who have excelled in the implementation of diverse projects, including education and technology, environmental health, cultural, art and sport, which will achieve sustainable benefits in the community,” said the Director General of the National Center for Culture and Arts, Lina Attel.
“We are grateful to UNICEF and USAID for their invaluable support in realizing this project and bringing joy to Jordanian Students. We also commend the efforts of the Ministry of Education, school teachers and Princess Basma Youth Resource Center/JOHUD for facilitating the participation of students,” she added.
“One Step at a Time” is a national community service initiative emanating from the International Arab Youth Congress organized by the National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) of King Hussein Foundation in cooperation and partnership with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF - supported by the Government of Germany (through Germanand Canadian Government) and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a grant from the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program implemented by FHI 350.
The project aims at encouraging and empowering Jordanian youth aged 13 to 17 to actively participate in community service projects that are creative and sustainable, and which benefit their society and also develops their own knowledge and skills.
“I would like to congratulate all girls and boys who participated in this great initiative to help their communities,” said the UNICEF Jordan Representative, Robert Jenkins. “UNICEF’s partnership with NCCA and the King Hussein Foundation, Ministry of Education, and CSO partners, and the support from USAID and Germany, is helping us strive towards providing more engagement opportunities for young people, and contributing towards Jordan achieving its national HRD strategy and the global Sustainable Development Goals,” he added.
“USAID is happy to support initiatives that impact youth and their development. We see it as an investment towards the further development of the organization and the development of Jordan” said Kathy Tin, USAID Office of Democracy and Governance.
The initiative was introduced in all schools in the 12 governorates through the respective Directorates of Education. This is the first initiative of its kind to be held for this age group, giving students full freedom to choose their initiatives and projects.
Following the selection of 52 winning projects from 12 governorates from the Ministry of Education’s schools and Princess Basma fund for Youth of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Development, the selected school students participated in comprehensive training sessions on organizing and managing their projects, in addition to communication skills, held by specialists from NCCA and NHF –Community Development Program. The students were provided with the necessary materials to implement their projects within a period of three months.
The students from the 52 best projects will be part of the Jordanian delegation at the 36th International Arab Youth Congress which will be held Under https://www.viagrapascherfr.com/viagra-feminin-forum-uso/ the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein from 5-11 July 2017 under the theme “21st Century Skills for a culture of peace and prosperity."