Queen Rania Commends JAHD for Innovative Community Empowerment Projects

June 22, 2017

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Jerash) - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited Jerash on Thursday and commended the Jordan Association for Human Development (JAHD) for its innovative community-empowerment projects and achievements.

Received in Jerash by Society President Mrs. Kawthar Kreishan and Jordan River Foundation’s Director Mrs. Enaam Barrishi, Her Majesty toured the local community bazaar and met with the Assocation’s Board to learn about its interventions and projects focused on capacity-building in the local community of Jerash.

Among the projects visited was the Social Innovation Labs, where students shared pioneering solutions and project ideas addressing the local community’s needs. The Queen also dropped by Makani activities, a UNICEF funded initiative offering innovatively-designed learning experiences.

Also part of the visit was the Rural Economic Growth and Employment Project, which shared life skills trainings for Syrian and Jordanian, and a Child Safety session that involved awareness-building with an aim to spread knowledge and awareness on child safety as well as empower children to protect themselves through interactions with real life experiences and situations.

During a final stop, Her Majesty Queen Rania visited a training workshop conducted in collaboration with the Jordanian Economic Development Corporation JEDCO where she praised the training program conducted for a group of farmers to build their capacities and skills related to building micro-business, financial literacy, connecting to financial services, credit, deposit, mobile wallets, and digital payments.

Established in 2011, the Jordanians Association for Human Development has worked extensively on a number of programs focused on capacity building for women and youth, generating income-generating activities, early childhood development and primary health care services