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Prince Feisal celebrates 11 years of Generations For Peace’s efforts towards peacebuilding

By Camille Dupire - May 30,2018 - Last updated at May 30,2018

HRH Prince Feisal honours a volunteer from the Nashatati programme at Generations For Peace premises in Amman on Monday (Photo courtesy of Generations For Peace)

AMMAN — HRH Prince Feisal on Monday evening took part in a Ramadan Iftar event, which celebrated 11 years of work of Generations For Peace (GFP), the non-profit peacebuilding organisation he founded in 2007.

Targeting 50 countries around the world, GFP programmes have addressed local issues of conflict and violence with over 363,365 children, youth and adults, through sports-based games, art, advocacy, dialogue and empowerment activities, according to its website.

Prince Feisal, who is GFP’s chairman, previously stated: “Our young organisation has risen to achieve a level of consistent excellence not just reflected in these rankings, but also demonstrated through our innovation, quality, impact and sustainability on a global scale. This success and recognition is shared with all… and I look forward to the continued expansion of our organisation and its programmes as we work to inspire and promote peace worldwide.”

Monday’s event, which was held at GFP premises in Amman in the presence of HRH Princess Zeina, witnessed the participation of a number of stakeholders, including the ministries of education and youth, the Jordan Olympic Committee, UNICEF, the European Union, GIZ and Manaseer Group, among others.

Focal points and teachers involved with GFP across Jordan were also present at the event, where they were honoured by the prince for their work over the past year.

GFP President Mohanned Arabiat and CEO Mark Clark delivered speeches highlighting 11 years’ worth of progress and successes in Jordan and abroad, and celebrating recent programme expansions. 

Earlier this month, GFP announced the expansion of “Maharati”, a programme aimed at enhancing social cohesion by building youth’s life skills and supporting sports-based activities, from 40 to 200 Ministry of Youth supported centres across the Kingdom.

The programme, which is expected to reach 45,000 youth from various nationalities between the ages of 10 and 24, will also have an indirect impact on some 150,000 additional youth and adolescents, a GFP official told The Jordan Times in a recent interview.

Two videos were also shared during the iftar event, featuring GFP’s work with children with disabilities in Jordan’s “Nashatati” programme. 

“Nashatati” provides children with disabilities with safe spaces where they can build relationships and engage with one another, according to a GFP official, who noted that the programme is expanding to impact students in some 200 schools across the Kingdom.

In January, Generations For Peace was ranked 30th in the “Top 500 NGOs in the World” by NGO Advisor, becoming the second-highest-ranked peacebuilding NGO in the world, and the top-ranked Jordanian NGO.

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