You are here

Queen Rania attends orientation session for Fursati Liltamayyoz initiative

By JT - Sep 09,2015 - Last updated at Sep 09,2015

Her Majesty Queen Rania attends part of an orientation session at the Royal Automobile Museum for young participating in the Fursati Liltamayyoz initiative on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday attended part of an orientation session at the Royal Automobile Museum for youth participating in the Fursati Liltamayyoz initiative. 

In 2013, Fursati Liltamayyoz Programme was launched under the patronage of Her Majesty as an education for employment initiative for ICT graduates.

During the visit, the Queen stopped by three of the interactive activities with 160 young ICT graduates, according to a statement from her office.

The activities included volunteerism and community integration activities; work ethics and presentation and communication skills; and dialogue clubs, among others.  

Her Majesty also talked to the beneficiaries about the skills they acquired. Several attendees spoke to her about how the skills they acquired helped them develop personal, life, and technical skills; all of which greatly help them better join the job market. 

Ghassan Abu Yaghi, Employment, Technical and Vocational Education Training (E-TVET) Fund director general, also spoke to Her Majesty and said that E-TVET was a one of the partners in Fursati Liltamayyoz initiative’s second round of training, and after seeing its success and the increased number of employed graduates, E-TVET decided to fully fund this year’s third wave of students. 

This support comes as a part of E-TVET’s vision to implement the principle of “training for employment” in the ICT sector to supplement the private sector with qualified young men and women in the various governorates of the Kingdom, Abu Yaghi said, according to the statement. 

Also in attendance was Nermine Nabulsi, CEO of the Jordan Education Initiative, who said that Fursati Liltamayyoz programme is implemented in schools that incorporate the JEI Educational Model throughout 10 governorates in Jordan. 

The programme also aims to encourage volunteerism through projects designed based on the needs of the local community, while raising the awareness of young people about establishing start-ups to promote the principle of self-employment and create new jobs.

German support

Earlier on Tuesday, Her Majesty also met with German Ambassador to Jordan Birgitta Siefker-Eberle, and Michaela Baur, country director of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) office in Jordan and Lebanon.  

The meeting came in recognition of GIZ’s donation to Madrasati Jordan.

During the meeting, Her Majesty stressed the importance of this cooperation, which contributes to education and schools that bear additional burdens as a result of the Syrian refugee influx into Jordan.

The Queen also praised Germany’s position in supporting key sectors in Jordan.

GIZ’s grant will be used over the coming two coming years for the implementation of the modified Madrasati model in eight schools and will be co-financed by the OPEC Fund for International Development as part of the Cooperation with Arab Donors in MENA project.

 

The eight schools are from five governorates in Jordan; Mafraq, Irbid, Balqa, Karak, and Amman. The development will reach approximately 3,200 students, a minimum of 250 teachers and 15,000 community members.

up
136 users have voted.

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
8 + 11 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Opinion

Newsletter

Get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day.