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HRH Prince of Wales visits Zain Innovation Campus in Jordan

Learning from Experience’ event jointly delivered by the British Embassy in Amman and the King Abdullah II Fund for Development.

Zain Group announces the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales to the Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC) in Jordan on Sunday, 8 February to attend “Learning from Experience”, an event based on the theme of ‘Giving the Next Generation A Hand into Work’.

This one-off event brought together 70 talented Jordanian youth from across UK-funded programs, which offer world class training opportunities that help get them into productive employment. The event was hosted by Zain Jordan and jointly delivered by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development and the British Embassy in Amman.

The occasion was an example of the £220 million of wider support the UK has provided over the last three years to sustain prosperity, security and stability in Jordan.The UK’s commitment continues to support HM King Abdullah II’s vision of a stable and prosperous Jordan by harnessing the capability of the Jordanian youth and supporting them into employment.

“Learning from Experience” is all about those already successful in Business, providing a hand up to those who are just getting started. Participants were able to meet with CEOs, practice interviews with Human Resource managers, test their leadership and entrepreneurship skills and get experience with the latest technology which is shaping the way business is done and the skills that applicants need.

Zain Jordan along with The Prince’s Trust International, Mosaic, Business Development Centre, OASIS 500, LOYAC, Injaz, and Gaming Lab are providing the youth with customised training to better prepare them to enter the job market.

As host of the prestigious event, Zain Jordan CEO, Ahmad Hanandeh noted his sincere appreciation to HRH The Prince of Wales for his patronage and concerted support of Jordanian youth and said, “Supporting entrepreneurship and developing leadership skills among youth is core to Zain’s strategy in Jordan and across the region. Holding such a significant event helps bridge the gap between the youth and the labour market, where Zain sets the opportunity for attendees to benefit from the expertise and knowledge of experts, helping start-ups to better understand on how to implement innovative ideas on local, regional and international levels.”

British Ambassador to Jordan, Peter Millett, said: “The youth represent the future and I am very pleased that UKaid and HRH’s Charities are supporting employability and entrepreneurship in Jordan.”

Imad Fakhoury, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for King Abdullah II Fund for Development said, “There comes no better time than this to scale up the design and implementation of youth empowerment tools for a better future in Jordan. KAFD’s cumulative work is focusing on three main pillars of innovation, employability and active citizenship as well as covering areas of intersection between these pillars such as entrepreneurship, capacity building, civic engagement, social entrepreneurship and volunteerism.”