Jordan: project to help disabled become socially integrated

Trainers from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt to guide students

12 March, 12:37

    AMMAN - Youth leaders from the Middle East and North Africa are embarking on a training project to help about 1,500 youth, women and people from around Jordan with disabilities how to utilize technologies to become more engaged in economic and political life, organizers said today.
    Under the title: 'Rawabet, Technological Bridges for Citizen Engagement' will see leaders from Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt to help targeted students from across the kingdom on online tools and action research.
    "Our aim is to help young people initiate change within their communities through conversation with both decision makers and those suffering from local issues," Ruwwad Regional Director Samar Dudin told The Jordan Times.
    Recent reports from local human rights groups have shown that people with disabilities suffer from lack of proper services and need support from the government and civil society.
    The rural regions are most to suffer from lack of infrastructure to allow these people integrate in the society and become active members, according to human rights activists.
    Funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, the new project also includes the Centre for Victim of Torture - New Tactics Programme, the Association Marocaine Pour l'Éducation de la Jeunesse-Fes, Centre Tunisien Méditerranéen and the Horus Foundation for Training and Development.

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