Learning a Traditional Craft, Gives Youth a New Path Forward

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Waed Abazid, a refugee with a disability, is passionate about arts and crafts, and is now training others so they can succeed and expand their skills.
USAID/Jordan

Waed Abazid, a refugee with a disability, was driven by her passion and previous experience in teaching arts and crafts to learn the art of mosaic. She then became a trainer for young men and women with disabilities at a USAID-funded YouthPower Program in Madaba. The mosaic training targets youth with visual, hearing and motor disabilities to give them skills they need to be active decision makers regarding their future success. The more empowered, productive and engaged Jordan’s youth are in their communities, the better all of Jordan will be. The YouthPower program is in 60 targeted communities across Jordan.

Since 2017, USAID has supported more than 584 youth-led initiatives through YouthPower in 60 communities in Jordan which has enabled more than 17,961 youth to realize their full potential and pursue their dreams. As the YouthPower activity comes to an end, USAID continues to empower youth to act as engaged citizens and productive members of society, to advocate for themselves, and to shape services to better prepare them to enter higher education, vocational training, and the workforce. 

 

Last updated: April 20, 2022

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