Published: 2018-10-03 10:49
Last Updated: 2018-10-03 11:09
In a visit to the headquarters of the Leaders of Tomorrow Foundation, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, voiced her pride in Jordanian youth and praised their efforts in building opportunities and increasing their involvement and participation in various fields, Her Majesty’s office reported on Tuesday, September 2, 2018.
Founded 2007, Leaders of Tomorrow Foundation is a non-profit Jordanian youth foundation that aims to build a community of young, educated, and entrepreneur leaders who are able to serve their society both creatively and efficiently.
During the visit, Her Majesty met with the Foundation's team as well as its Executive Director and Founder, Sami Hourani, who briefed Her Majesty about the Foundation's scope of work, vision and initiatives, including "Diwaniya" and “Fadfed”.
Hourani noted that within the Diwaniya initiative, discussion sessions are organized to bridge the gap between officials and citizens. He added that, so far, more than 10,000 youths from various governorates have participated in the sessions along with more than 60 decision makers.
As for the Fadfed initiative, Hourani explained that it offers young people a safe space to express their views and share their opinions about different issues. Later, these views are collected, analyzed and documented according to gender and age group.
Speaking to young people engaged in these initiatives, Her Majesty stressed the importance of rooting out a culture of debate, dialogue and respect for others.
Her Majesty also met with the team of "FORSA"; an online platform that provides its visitors with an up-to-date list of announcements associated with scholarships, financing programs, competitions and contests, training and workshops, conferences, educational events, job opportunities, volunteering opportunities, fellowships, e-courses, cultural exchange programs, and vocational training.
The FORSA team gave a brief overview about their upcoming projects. Currently, FORSA is developing additional platforms including an online aptitude and career testing tool.
FORSA reaches more than 2 million young people in the Middle East and North Africa per week. It also provides about 3474 quality educational and capacity-building opportunities per year.
Her Majesty also met with the team behind the "Souq Fann" initiative; an online platform that showcases and sells handmade products supplied by various small-scale artists.
Souq Fann offers a wide array of services including marketing consultancy, sale tips, as well as assistance in packaging and delivery. In the first weeks of its launch, Souq Fann received 230 store-applications, 25 of which were approved so far.