Crown Prince urges holistic youth strategy

(MENAFN- Jordan Times) AMMAN — HRH crown prince Hussein on Tuesday stressed the importance of developing a holistic strategy for youth to be implemented within a fixed timeframe, a Royal Court statement said.

During a visit to the Youth Ministry, the Crown Prince also stressed the need for 'unconventional' training and development programmes at all youth centres across the Kingdom, as well as evaluating performance and achievement of such programmes every two months.

His Royal Highness highlighted the importance of partnership between the public and the private sectors to support youth initiatives, which, he said, contribute to the empowerment of youth, stimulate creativity and lead to better investment of young people's potentials and the activation of their role in the comprehensive development process.

During the visit, Youth Minister Hadithah Khreisha briefed the Crown Prince on the progress made in the drafting of the National Strategy for Youth 2018-2025, expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Khreisha said that the ministry has formed consultative and technical committees with members from ministries, local community and relevant institutions.

The minister noted that young people were also involved in drawing up the strategy, as 60,000 young men and women have responded to a questionnaire that targeted the age categories of 12-18 and 19-30.

The questionnaire focused on the needs and ambitions of young people, according to the minister.

Khreisha expressed the Jordanian youth's pride of the prince's recent speech that he delivered at the UN General Assembly meeting, which reflected the ambitions and concerns of youth.

The minister outlined the ministry's programmes and activities concerning the youth centres it oversees across the Kingdom.

He also noted the ministry's efforts to build youth potentials and pioneering skills.

The briefing also included the ministry's programmes to protect young people from extreme ideologies and drugs.

Jordan Times

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