(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, Dec 30 (Petra) – The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) held a job fair at its premises for Jordanian and Syrian beneficiaries from Amman and Madaba seeking employment opportunities offered by a number of government institutions, community organizations, and private sector companies. The job fair is part of the "Pathways to Poverty Reduction for Vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian Refugees in Amman and Madaba" Program, funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and implemented by JRF. The program is designed to mitigate economic and social challenges facing host communities in light of the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
The project aims to improve the livelihoods of over 200 Syrian and Jordanian beneficiaries by developing their workforce readiness skills, which in turn would increase their employability. Out of the 200 beneficiaries, 120 have received grants to start their own micro businesses, and 73 have been hired by private sector companies. Stakeholders and human resources experts representing public, community and private organizations from Amman and Madaba attended the job fair, where they interviewed a number of Jordanian and Syrian beneficiaries for potential job openings.
"The job fair is part of a series of events JRF is conducting with the support of UNHCR and our partners in the public and private sectors," stated JRF Director General, Enaam Barrishi. "Empowering vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees across host communities in Amman and Madaba will not only contribute to creating sustainable livelihoods for individuals and communities, but it will also play a critical role in the socio-economic development of these communities at large," added Barrishi.
JRF aims to expand the program's reach to include Irbid next year, while continuing to support beneficiaries in Amman and Madaba.
SS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) JRF is a Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), established in 1995, and Chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. JRF's vision centers on creating homegrown solutions for social and economic issues and opportunities for people to prosper, with a focus on the wellbeing of children. Its mission is to engage Jordanians to realize their full economic potential and overcome social challenges, including child abuse.
JRF's programs are driven by two critical principles: Child Safety and Community Empowerment. Its beneficiaries are a living testimony to the uniqueness of its empowerment models, which are creating sustainable livelihoods for individuals and communities across the Kingdom that transform their lives, financially and socially. JRF aims to empower communities to participate in creating their own economic future and improve the quality of their lives, activate the role of youth as key players in the social and economic development of their communities, and protect children's rights and safety. Additionally, it actively works on promoting positive parenting practices and enhancing the family environment for the healthy nurturing of children.
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