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CPF signs MoU with Jordan Young Scientist initiative

By JT - Aug 04,2022 - Last updated at Aug 04,2022

Officials pose for a group photo during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Crown Prince Foundation and the Jordan Young Scientist initiative on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Irish embassy)

AMMAN — The Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) and the Jordan Young Scientist (JoYS) initiative on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding solidifying their partnership and agreeing on the importance of STEM focused initiatives for young Jordanians across the Kingdom.

CPF CEO Tamam Mango CEO, Ismael Hinti, President of Al Hussein Technical University, one of the initiatives of CPF, Sarah Dooley, chargé d’affaires at the Irish embassy, and JoYS Chairperson Mohammad Tahboub attended the signing, according to a statement from the Embassy of Ireland.

JoYS is a new national initiative for Jordanian youth that is based on a proven model that was originally implemented in Ireland over 50 years ago. 

Its purpose is to improve the motivation and rewards for young people who wish to study science and apply it to transform society, the statement said.

It has the potential to transform Jordan by empowering young people to develop solutions to social, technological and economic challenges — through the application of evidence-based scientific approaches, read the statement.

The first exhibition of the JoYS initiative was held on June 8, 2022 at Al Hussein Technical University, a Crown Prince Foundation Initiative, located at the King Hussein Business Park. 

At the launch of the pilot programme, 154 students from 21 different schools in five governorates competed in the first Jordan Young Scientist exhibition that was held in Jordan. 

Over 40 projects were judged. The high standard of entries and the hard work of students and teachers were commended by the judging panel.

Over the next year, with the support and cooperation of the Crown Prince Foundation and partners across Jordan, the JoYS programme will be nationwide with the expectation that the initiative will become the paramount national competition for students studying science subjects in secondaryschools.

The Embassy of Ireland, in the statement, expressed its continued support for the partners in the JoYS initiative to ensure its success for many years to come, concluded the statement.

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