30 May 2024

Fish farming in the south of Jordan to harvest positive change for youth

Daoud, 21, walks around to the opposite side of the pond, pulls one end of the seine net and starts walking back, harvesting fish as he goes. The little town of Ghour Al Safi, some 150 kilometers south of Amman, is not known for its seafood cuisine. Yet with support from the UNICEF-supported Azem programme, four young people in the area are…, Providing opportunities where there aren’t many., In Jordan, unemployment remains one of the biggest challenges facing young people. The Azem programme aims to empower the most vulnerable youth to establish and sustain feasible micro businesses, with a focus on young women, community-based organizations, and the south of Jordan. The young participants' journey with Azem started with…, Strengthening food security and nutrition., Salma, 21, is a mother of two. Even though she did not complete her education, she was still keen on seizing new opportunities to learn, grow and support herself and her family. “I’m so glad I didn’t miss out on this opportunity. Even though it was a new concept, I told myself I’ll come and try. It has been fascinating work, and it was my first…, Supporting vulnerable young people as they uplift themselves., For a young person living in one of the most vulnerable communities, going to university can entail expenses beyond their financial reach. “Living conditions in my area are tough,” says 20-year-old Nebal. She has always dreamed of studying and working in the field of Midwifery, and she worked hard in school to get into college. “So when I heard…