On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, I had the honor of being a guest speaker at UNESCO'S NET-MED Youth Open Day and Networking Event and got the chance to have a booth dedicated to showcasing Accessible Jordan to all the event's attendees.
The UNESCO Networks of Mediterranean Youth project (NET-MED Youth), funded by the European Union, and implemented in partnership with youth organizations, institutions and partners is working to promote and contribute to the creation of an enabling environment for young women and men to develop their competencies, exercise their rights and meaningfully engage as active citizens. The project strives to encourage young women and men to become actively engaged in building their communities and becoming agents of positive change.
The event was under the the Royal Patronage of His Royal Highness Faisal Bin Al- Hussein, and showcased the project’s main achievements over the past 3 years and present various youth initiatives that fall within the project’s objectives and contribute to the National Youth Empowerment Strategy (2017 – 2025).
During my time speaking, I was excited to share the news that UNESCO's NET-MED Youth will be funding Accessible Jordan to upgrade the Accessible Jordan website, making it more user-friendly and interactive. UNESCO's NET-MED Youth's support will help Accessible Jordan grow by reaching more people and allowing the community we've built to be more involved in the process of improving accessibility in Jordan.
I would like to thank UNESCO's NET-MED Youth and Ms. Costanza Farina, UNESCO Representative to Jordan, for this opportunity and being the first organization to officially support Accessible Jordan and I'm looking forward to seeing Accessible Jordan continue to grow!