Life Skills and Citizenship Education Initiative
Middle East and North Africa
مبادرة تعليم المهارات الحياتية والمواطنة
الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا



مصر المغرب الجزائر تونس ليبيا السودان جيبوتي اليمن عُمان إيران العراق سورية لبنان الأردن دولة فلسطين الكويت المملكة العربية السعودية الإمارات العربية المتحدة قطر البحرين
Jordan River Foundation


About the Institution: Since inception, the Foundation has initiated numerous socio-economic projects for women, which aim to provide employment opportunities that in turn enhance their livelihoods. In tandem, these projects also work towards to enhancing women’s knowledge and skills in the production of traditional handicrafts, and in entrepreneurial skills. Such initiatives have succeeded in benefitting thousands of individuals, directly and indirectly, and today they continue to generate income for vulnerable communities and families across the Kingdom. With the growth of the Foundation, and the evolvement of development in the Country, JRF has widened its approach to include sustainable community investments. By integrating and serving community development needs, the Foundation is now recognized nationally, regionally and internationally as an agent for positive change. Locally, the Foundation has achieved acclaim and standing as a leading Jordanian institution that contributes to the social and economic well-being of citizens, and its activities have become models for emulation. More importantly, the Foundation’s beneficiaries have proven to be a testament to the success of its programs, and are often acknowledged as "success stories”.

Life Skills-Related: Through its main programs JRCEP and JRCSP, JRF addresses the strategic importance of activating the role of youth as key players in the social and economic development of their communities, and is a strong believer that engaging youth in their communities through voluntary interaction at an early stage, and during adolescence, is a strong stimulator for civic engagement in adulthood. The Foundation has a strategic objective of promoting positive youth development by engaging young people in meaningful activities that enhance their skills and capacities. It works towards transforming communities’ perception of youth as challenges that should be controlled and addressed, and instead to regard them as partners in the decision-making process. JRF also encourages the fostering of interpersonal connections between youth from different backgrounds and experiences, and between youth and adults. The programme title is “Life Skills, Team Work & Community Initiatives Design’. The main goal of the programme: Enhancing human resources and capacity development. Thematic areas under which life skills are addressed include: preparation for Job market and Entrepreneurship, livelihoods, future planning. The main topics through which life skills education takes place in the programme are: Social and emotional learning and psychosocial support, Participation/rights of children and young people, Livelihoods (generic skills) and financial literacy, Civic engagement, Entrepreneurship.