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.
Jarash, Ajloun, Irbid, Mafraq, Amman, Karak, and Aqaba
Funded by UNICEF, Makani is an all-encompassing initiative that targets community members of all ages and engages them in activities that improve their social and emotional well-being. Based on local community findings and needs assessment, Makani offers well-coordinated, cost-effective, multi-sectoral services to vulnerable children; creating a safe social interactive space to connect, learn and play within a healthy and clean environment. Makani ensures all children have equal access to services regardless of their gender, ability, language, ethnicity, religion or nationality. It also provides life skills training for adolescents and youth to support civic engagement and social cohesion, as well as foster employability. Additionally, Makani refers children in need to appropriate channels, and provides information for parents and caregivers about children’s rights, protection, as well as preventing and responding to gender-based violence.
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