Bataineh commends JRF’s role in supporting workforce readiness
Jordan’s Minister of Labor Nidal Bataineh has commended JRF’s role in community empowerment during a ceremony honoring partners of the UNHCR-funded “Daleelokom” project for 2019. Over eight thousand beneficiaries (Jordanians and Syrian refugees) were empowered through the project in Irbid, Zarqa, Amman, Karak, and Aqaba. The ceremony was attended by JRF’s Director General Enaam Barrishi, and UNHCR’s Programme Officer Waleed Al Abrashi.
Bataineh commended the efforts of private and public sector partners in empowering local communities and refugees to help alleviate poverty through workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and micro-enterprise funding. He reiterated the Ministry’s support for JRF’s mission to empower communities through MoL’s Development and Employment Fund, the Social Security Corporation, and the Vocational Training Corporation, among others.
JRD’s Director General Enaam Barrishi stated that JRF’s role within the project revolves around economic empowerment and social integration between Jordanians and Syrian refugees, addressing concepts related to risk taking, entrepreneurial thinking, and changing perspectives on issues related to the culture of shame.
Project Manager Mohammad Al Abbadi highlighted the project’s main achievements during the event including the empowerment of 122 beneficiaries through job placement in industrial and commercial sectors, and the launch of 128 micro projects, the majority of which were established by female beneficiaries.
UNHCR’s Programme Officer Waleed Al Abrashi commended the efforts of the Jordanian government and various stakeholders in supporting Syrian refugees.
Daleelokom is part of JRF’s continuous poverty alleviation efforts to improve the livelihoods of Jordanians and Syrian refugees across poverty pockets by offering workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and micro-enterprise training as well as access to micro finance.