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Princess Basma reviews maintenance of women training centre

By JT - Oct 15,2018 - Last updated at Oct 15,2018

AMMAN — HRH Princess Basma, president of the National Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (Najmah), on Monday reviewed maintenance work at Joafah Secondary School for Girls in Southern Shouneh, which aims at training workers to join the labour market.

Supported by a German grant, the six month training includes a daily wage of JD14 for participants, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In the first stage of the project, 67 buildings were maintained, including schools and health centres, reaching 146 out of 198 buildings maintained as of the second stage. 

The Princess highlighted the importance of the scheme, which is implemented in cooperation with the World Food Program (WFP), and its goals in serving the local communities.

Representative of WFP in the Kingdom, Sara Jordan, said that cooperation between Najmah and the WFP "changed the lives of many people, especially women".   

Princess Basma participated in training workshops organised by the International Organisation for Economic Development and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), where she highlighted the important role of women and of increasing their economic participation, voicing JOHUD’s keenness to empower Jordanian women in a way that serves the sustainable development.

The project aims at increasing the role of women and youth in the field of food industry and building technical, administrative and cognitive capabilities of the targeted groups to help them establish sustainable economic enterprises.

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