(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)
Amman, Aug. 16 (Petra) -- The platform for the National Youth Engagement and Volunteering Program (Nahno), a Crown Prince Foundation initiative, on Tuesday announced that it is offering more than 670 volunteering opportunities to conduct 60 educational activities to develop the reading and arithmetic skills of 5,000 children in remote areas across the Kingdom.
According to a Nahno statement, the activities, which target children in kindergarten and up to the third grade, are part of the voluntary 'Labeb Reading and Arithmetic Program' launched by the Early Grades Reading and Arithmetic Initiative and funded by the United States Agency for International Development and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development.
In four months, the initiative provided 15 learning through play sessions, where 15 children and two handpicked Nahno volunteers participated in each session, the statement said.
Educational materials were also provided to children in coordination with the Ministry of Education. Each participant received a bag containing stationery and several stories to develop children's reading skills.
A total of 5,129 children benefited from the initiative: 2,762 from the south region, 1,420 from the north region, and 947 from the central region.
Nahno has 135 partner organizations across Jordan, which it said played a significant role in the program's success. Organizations helped attract children and offered their halls for free to the Labeb program, the statement added.
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