Manaseer Group support for Generations For Peace expansion in Jordan

Report
from Generations For Peace
Published on 12 Jun 2017

12 June 2017 – Amman, Jordan: Generations For Peace today announced a new partnership with Manaseer Group, which will add crucial support to Generations For Peace programmes in schools and youth centres throughout Jordan, promoting youth leadership and resilience, to strengthen social cohesion and reduce violence.

Manaseer Group, the Jordan-based holding company, is a brand recognised nation-wide, and this partnership furthers Manaseer Group’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and local communities, with a special focus on empowering youth to lead activities in Governorates throughout Jordan. Manaseer Group’s support is a boost to Generations For Peace’s expanding activities in more than 100 schools and youth centres in Jordan.

Mr. Ziad Al Manaseer, Chairman, Manaseer Group, said: “We are very happy to support the important work of Generations For Peace in schools and youth centres across Jordan. We are impressed to see that their innovative activities to engage youth are delivering concrete results. Together, Generations For Peace and Manaseer Group, are looking to the future and building stronger communities by focusing on youth leadership, community empowerment, active tolerance and responsible citizenship.”

Dr. Mohanned Arabiat, the newly appointed president of Generations For Peace, said: “Manaseer Group’s support is an example of the Jordanian private sector taking corporate social responsibility seriously and leveraging the expertise of local non-governmental organisations, such as Generations For Peace. Through this partnership, more Jordanian youth throughout Jordan will have the opportunity to work within their communities and to acquire skills that will help them become more active citizens.”

This partnership builds on a smaller pilot partnership in 2016 in which Manaseer Group supported the 2016 Generations For Peace Samsung Advanced Training. Generations For Peace programmes work in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth, the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development, and UNICEF.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

GENERATIONS FOR PEACE

Generations For Peace (GFP) is a Jordan-based global non-profit organisation founded and chaired by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, dedicated to sustainable peace building and conflict transformation through sport, arts, advocacy, dialogue and empowerment.

By providing unique training and continuous support and mentoring to volunteer leaders of youth, GFP empowers them to lead and cascade change in their communities, promoting active tolerance and responsible citizenship and working at the grassroots to address local issues of conflict and violence.

GFP uses sport as an entry point to engage with children and youth, and our carefully-facilitated sport-based games provide a vehicle for integrated education and behaviour change. In addition to our sport-based approaches, GFP has also developed arts, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment activities to support conflict transformation with children, youth and adults in different contexts.

In the last ten years, we have trained and mentored more than 9,652 volunteer leaders of youth in 50 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. With our support, their ongoing programmes address local issues of conflict and violence, and have touched the lives of more than 380,983 children, youth and adults.

GFP is ranked 34th in the “Top 500 NGOs in the World” for 2017 by NGO Advisor and is the second-highest ranked peace-building NGO in the world. It is also the number one Jordanian NGO on the list. The ranking assesses non-governmental organisations according to innovation, impact, sustainability and strong partnerships.

GFP is also the only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee.