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Jordan Volunteer Days launched to celebrate community service

By JT - Dec 06,2019 - Last updated at Dec 06,2019

AMMAN — Deputising for HRH Crown Prince Hussein, Youth Minister Faris Breizat on Thursday launched the Jordan Volunteer Days’ event.

The event is being implemented by the Youth Ministry in partnership with the Bader and Sahem Voluntary Corporation (Bader), “Naua”, an initiative of the Crown Prince Foundation and UNICEF, in cooperation with the UN Volunteers Programme, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Breizat said that, in response to Royal directives, the ministry is working on outlining plans and programmes that can meet the needs and aspirations of young people through creativity and innovation, in addition to providing youth and sports facilities to support Jordanian youth.

Executive Manager of “Naua” Ahmad Zu’bi said that the Jordan Volunteer Days is a national event that aims at celebrating the achievements of Jordanian youth in community service, and allows all participants an opportunity to speak and exchange expertise in voluntary work with stakeholders from across the Kingdom.

Malek Abu Ghneimeh, head of Bader, said that the event was the idea of volunteer youth who wanted it to be a project that would contribute to boosting voluntary and community work in society, in accordance with strategic national plans.

UNICEF Representative in Jordan Tanya Chapuisat said that voluntary work provides youth with an opportunity to improve their capabilities as individuals and develop their skills to start their own initiatives.

Chapuisat added that the increasing participation of youth highlights the need to continue encouraging and supporting voluntary work in a systematic manner and expressed the agency's readiness to support Jordanian youth and provide them with the tools and opportunities necessary to make them contributors of positive change in their communities. 

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