The Minister of Youth meets a representative’s form Jordan Youth Innovation Forum and appreciates the youth empowerment projects....

Jordan youth Innovation Forum held a workshop within the "Tea for Time" program where young people talk to each other to reach a cause they care about, and reach out to the relevant decision-makers to seek their support during the period of drinking a cup of tea. This framework promotes mutual respect and provides an opportunity for youth voices to be heard. Tea, enjoyed by all people around the world, is the perfect tool for this global project. The "Tea for Time" initiative grew out of the 2020 Education Initiative, inspired by the extraordinary story of the peace activist Satish Kumar, who traveled from India to Moscow, Paris, London and Washington DC, to launch a campaign for nuclear disarmament. He took with him 4 cans of tea, one for each of the leaders of nuclear powers fifty years ago today. The project was launched through Jordan youth Innovation Forum, where the workshop was designed to target young people from 14 to 17 years of age. A brainstorming session was held to select the issue of concern for this group and then to communicate it to the decision maker of concern. This group of young people was concerned about voluntary work and later discussed its various aspects in search of the means of delivery to the Minister of Youth and Sports responsible for such tasks in the government body. The group designed a project that aims to introduce the curriculum of volunteer work in the basic and higher education curricula in order to invest the energies of youth and serve the community and support voluntary activities from different official and non-official bodies. And then communicated with the Ministry to arrange a meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports HE Mr. Bashir Al Rawashdeh. Later, the students met with the Minister of Youth and Sports in the presence of the Secretary General of the Ministry, Thabet Al Nabulsi, Director of Youth Affairs in the Ministry, Jabr Erekat, Director of Media and Public Relations Omar Al Azzam, and conveyed their vision towards voluntary work by integrating it into the educational process in its basic and higher stages as a tool for change. In which young people who constitute a large population of the kingdom could benefit from the experience which voluntary work provide. For his part, the Secretary General of the Ministry d. Al Nabulsi stressed the importance of youth participation in the selection of quality programs and called on youth to participate in the programs implemented by the Ministry of Youth through the youth centers that were found to serve the youth and invest their energies pointing to the need to participate in defining the axes and programs included in the national youth strategy. The coordinator of the project, Aya Arab stressed on the importance of the role of the Ministry of Youth in the care of the Jordanian youth and its efforts to create opportunities for them and enable them through the camps and programs implemented by the ministry, pointing out that Jordan youth innovation Forum is a youth institution that implements projects in cooperation with the European Union countries for young people in the age group 14-30 to empower young people and strengthen their role In the process of decision-making through meeting the decision-makers and their interlocutors in various issues and the development of solutions and alternatives to them. The Executive Director of the Forum Mr. Ali Haddad thanked his excellency the Minister of Youth, for giving this group of young people the time and attention to listen to their simple explanation about the initiative. The outputs of this project will be presented during the dissemination meeting this week in London. ...