88 young people join the Playmaker Program in Jordan...

The first camp, to educate Jordan’s youth to run street sport trainings in their local area, has been held this weekend on the 30th and 31st of March. The top 200 NGO GAME has succeeded in launching the Playmaker Program in Jordan in collaboration with Jordan Youth Innovation Forum. The Playmaker Camp is part of the four-year project “Youth-led Street Sport for All” funded by Danish-Arab Partnership Program’s Youth Innovation Grant. The project aims to use street sport as social change and increase the opportunities of the Jordanian youth. “The Street sports is a powerful tool, we are empowering the youngsters to be leaders of social change in their communities”, says Ali Haddad, Executive Director of Jordan Youth Innovation Forum. 88 motivated Playmakers attended the Playmaker Camp that was held in Amman. One of the goals of the program is gender equality and at this first ever Playmaker Camp in Jordan, 40 % of the Playmakers were female. The Playmaker Camp consisted of a two days training program aimed to equip the Playmakers to become organizers of the weekly street sport trainings in the local GAME Zones respectively in Ramtha, Mafraq and Amman. During the camp two guest facilitators were invited. KVINFO’s local partner organization Jordanian Women’s Union held a session about gender equality while the German development agency GIZ’s Sport for Development focused on conflict resolution in the sports activities. In the autumn another Playmaker Camp will be waiting for the young playmakers in Jordan, which will run weekly street basketball and street soccer trainings in Amman, Ramtha and Mafraq....