Jordan River Foundation (JRF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1995 with a focus on child safety and community empowerment. It has been a major player in Jordan’s social and economic development, bringing forth over 20 years of experience to local community empowerment and child safety. JRF has also been supporting homegrown solutions that engage Jordanians and help them address local challenges. Most importantly, JRF places the wellbeing of children at the center of its development initiatives.
Funded by: UNICEF
Partner: The Ministry of Youth
Offering children, adolescents and youth (Jordanians, Syrian refugees and other nationalities) the opportunity to develop skills as social innovators and independent thinkers with the ability to conceive homegrown solutions to social and economic challenges facing their communities through Hackathons, virtual reality tools, multimedia, game design, coding and emerging technology exhibitions.
Following years of working in the field, Duaa (24), a Hydroponics graduate, was adamant to find a way to help advocate for fair pay and equal access to job opportunities for women in agriculture. Duaa started a training center to empower women working in the industry, particularly in Hydroponics. The center offers training in workforce readiness, technical know-how and employability skills. Her project was supported by a grant under the ORDUN MOBTAKIR challenge.
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