Environment and Green Solutions Learning Club Catalysts Rolls Out a Digital Videos Campaign to Advocate For Nature

Earlier this year, youth from the South, North and Center of Jordan gathered in USAID YouthPower office in Amman to prepare for the Environment and Green Solutions Learning Club launch. These young women and men represented youth from across Jordan ready to put their efforts into environment related issues. Our friend, Nancy Syouri, is a…

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Youth Innovative Solutions Combat Local Challenges

Recycling clothes to alleviate poverty and unemployment Unlike the West side of Amman the Capital, East Amman is characterized by compact buildings, narrow alleys, and humble neighborhoods in which children roam and play. This part of Amman is also known for its high levels of poverty and unemployment, which reached the rate of 24%, the…

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Digital Transformation Aids in Empowering Youth

Participating in online interactive sessions builds a momentum for youth of young ages Located in the Northwestern side of Jordan, Belila is a small village in the governorate of Jerash 55 km away on the north of the Capital. With a population of 8.000 inhabitants, most of the available occupations in Belila fall into the…

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“Knowledge is the Power” When it Comes to Employment!

Empowering youth with professional skills necessary to secure jobs The spread of fraud and cyber-crimes in Jordan is on the rise. In 2019, the Cyber Crimes Unit recorded over than 6,000 complaints within the country’s Criminal Investigation Department. Poorer regions in Jordan suffer higher instances of cyber-crimes and fraud due to lack of knowledge on the…

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Youth in Jordan Work Toward a Brighter Future For Young Students

Laith Eshebat (26) and Balqis Eshebat (23) are a dynamic brother and sister duo from Ghor Al-Safi, a community located near the shores of the Dead Sea and marked by limited opportunities and a stretched education system. Laith describes a situation of overcrowded classrooms and parents, often uneducated themselves, unable to provide their children with…

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Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility Spurs Economy, Creates Jobs

Members of the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility (JLGF) team were at Global Communities headquarters recently to discuss the important work of JLGF – providing insight into the mechanics of this program, as well as its impact. JLGF provides partial loan guarantees and technical assistance to enable creditworthy but previously underserved small and medium enterprises (SMEs)…

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Global Communities Initiatives in Ghana and Jordan Featured in USGLC Global Impact Project

The Global Impact Project, created by the US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), tells the story of how businesses, NGOs, foundations, and universities are partnering with the U.S. government to address global challenges – creating impact abroad and in the United States. Global Communities’ Digni-Loo innovation in Ghana as well as our Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility…

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Bseira Women’s Gym: Much More Than Just Exercise

Bseira Women’s Gym: Much More Than Just Exercise Women in Bseira Find Health Benefits and Unexpected Social Benefits Through Exercise Bseira CET members in the newly equipped Bseira Female Youth Center. “During all dialogue sessions related to the women’s sector, all I remember is women repeatedly saying, ‘We wish we had a gym,’” said Siham…

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Tafileh Town Unites Against Drugs

Tafileh Town Unites Against Drugs Citizens Commit to Combatting Drugs Together An HTM community member signs a commitment at a public ceremony. Hid, Tein, and Mansoura (HTM), a community of 6,000 in Tafileh, identified drugs and negative youth behaviors associated with a lack of avenues for positive engagement as a key threat facing the community.…

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When One Door Closes, Another Opens: Syrian Entrepreneurs Creating New Economic Opportunities in Jordan

When One Door Closes, Another Opens: Syrian Entrepreneurs Creating New Economic Opportunities in Jordan The Alwis Brothers Co. was established in Syria in 1935 as a small family business that produced glucose. By 1994, their factory had become the largest producer of glucose and starch in the region, and the owners expanded with new factories…

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How the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility is Helping Small Businesses in Jordan Access the Finance They Need to Grow

How the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility is Helping Small Businesses in Jordan Access the Finance They Need to Grow This article first appeared on the OPIC Blog  |  By Adnan Afaneh, Head of Credit, Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility Despite their importance in supporting both sustainable economic growth and job creation in emerging countries, small and…

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New Play Center Puts Smiles on Children’s Faces

Al Khansa’a Puts Smiles on Children’s Faces If childhood is the foundation upon which adulthood rests, then carefree play is one of its most important pillars. Providing children with a safe place to play, explore, and interact with others only enhances a child’s feeling of belonging, but also contributes to her healthy development. With a…

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How Jordan Makes Local Governments Work in the Midst of the World’s Largest Refugee Crisis

How Jordan Makes Local Governments Work in the Midst of the World’s Largest Refugee Crisis An influx of Syrians has strained city services but has fostered cooperation to meet the needs of a dramatically increased population. By Erin Leonardson This story originally appeared in USAID Frontlines. Throughout the uprisings of the Arab Spring, while sharing…

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