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UNDP-Madrasati initiative seeks to shield students from radicalisation

By JT - Mar 20,2017 - Last updated at Mar 20,2017

AMMAN — Within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the UNDP and the “Madrasati” Initiative (My School), five student clubs under the title “Masahati” (My Space) were established.

The clubs operate at five public schools in Zarqa Governorate to promote physically, socially and emotionally safe and supportive learning environments for the youth, a statement from the UNDP said on Monday. 

The clubs will provide a safe and interactive platform for young people “to meet, learn and discuss ways to encourage tolerance and promote peacemaking and social cohesion”, the statement said.

The project aims to prevent the youth from falling into extremist ideologies by building young people’s resilience to radicalisation. Nearly 500 students and 35 teachers participated in the activities in the five schools.

Her Majesty Queen Rania launched Madrasati in April 2008 with the aim of improving infrastructure through programmes that develop the educational environment.

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