JRF, UNHCR honor “Daleelokom” project partners for role in empowering Jordanians, Syrian Refugees
The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recognized the partner achievements of the UNHCR-funded “Daleelokom” project, launched earlier this year to economically empower Jordanians and Syrian refugees across host communities in Amman and Irbid.
The project 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 private sector job opportunities through a wide network of partners including the Ministry of Labor, private sector companies, NGOs, and UNHCR. “Daleelokom” is part of UNHCR’s “Alternative Pathways to Cash Assistance” Program, implemented in partnership with JRF.
"Today, we recognize the efforts of Daleelkom’s partners and their role in training and empowering local community beneficiaries and Syrian refugees in Amman and Irbid by creating safe and efficient work environments that enable them to secure sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families, in partnership with The Ministry of Labor and UNHCR," pointed JRF’s Director General Enaam Barrishi.
"The project not only helps our beneficiaries secure jobs and improve livelihoods, it’s part of a sustainable income-generating initiative JRF has embarked on across poverty pockets in Jordan to help improve the social and economic wellbeing of host communities, which in turn protects these communities against social and economic repercussions, including unemployment, child abuse, crime and violence,” explained Barrishi.
"JRF, in cooperation with the project’s partners, provided expertise and training programs to help qualify beneficiaries to enter the labor market. The project also featured awareness and counseling sessions for 2081 Jordanians and refugees, as well as training programs for 486 beneficiaries,” pointed Daleelokom’s Project Manager at JRF Mohammad Abbadi.
“Seventy five Jordanian women and refugees were trained in sewing and embroidery skills, while 614 were referred to employment and training service providers. In addition, 50 Syrian women were recruited and 101 were offered grants to launch their own micro projects," Abbadi Added. The event was attended by UNHCR ‘s Livelihoods Associate Najwan Al Dorgham, along with a number of public and private sector organizations and government representatives.