* The report of the Eastern Region Youth Council revealed a number of achievements during the past six months, in which the Council continues its mission and goals that it has announced since its inception. The most prominent of these achievements was the establishment of 15 development programs targeting more than 27,000 young men and women in 12 governorates, with the aim of empowering youth capabilities in line with the needs of the region. The Council also strengthened community participation in all governorates, as the number of participants reached more than 28 different communities, aimed at enhancing the role of youth in building pioneering models in all fields. The program also aims to raise skill efficiency and build young capabilities, and the program also meets the capabilities of young people who underwent training and demonstrated high efficiency in absorbing training materials in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The report indicated that 32 young men and women had completed the program, and had joined the CEO's camp. One of the beneficiaries of the program said that the program comes as a wonderful initiative by the Eastern Region Youth Council, and a unique and distinctive idea in the field of entrepreneurship, qualifying and empowering young people for future leaders. He added that every young man and woman in this program has a version that simulates the reality through which we live. The Eastern Region Youth Council is keen to promote positive dialogue, which aims to transfer experiences and build relationships through the "Darwaza" program, which targeted more than 3,800 young men and women in 6 governorates in its first phase. The program also attracted decision-makers and influencers, and opened up horizons for dialogue with interested youth. This contributes to building a comprehensive vision of the aspirations of young people in the region.
* The activities of the youth rehabilitation camp for work and vocational training (males / overnight), which is organized by the Zarqa Governorate Youth Directorate in Beit Shabab, were launched with the participation of 30 young men of the age group 15-17 years. The camp aims to empower young people with the tools and skills necessary to enter the labor market efficiently, identify the paths and requirements of the labor market, and guide young people towards vocational training and opportunities in this field.
* The All Jordan Youth Authority in Aqaba Governorate, the youth arm of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development and in cooperation with the Arab Association for Awareness of Dangerous Drugs, organized a dialogue session entitled “The Role of Youth in Fighting Drugs”, with the attendance of 40 participants at the authority's headquarters. Youth researcher, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sarhan, presented the harms of drugs and narcotic drugs on drug users, their serious health consequences, and the accompanying psychological, physical and health problems. Association member Ahmed Al-Ajlouni stressed the importance of having programs that suit the needs of young people and use their free time in a positive way, which will achieve the highest levels of safety and reassurance for them, so that they do not become vulnerable to the abuse of narcotics whose dealers justify them as a tool towards getting out of their reality and achieving themselves. An extensive dialogue was held with the participants in the meeting, focusing on the need for young people to stay away from the experience of using narcotic substances and drugs, intensifying family and community awareness programs, strengthening the role of civil society institutions, strengthening the provisions of the law, creating radical solutions to issues of poverty and unemployment, and strengthening the role of the media in community awareness.