Youth Address Community Needs with New Mobile Application

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Kofranja Youth put USAID technology training to use, to facilitate communication between the municipality and the citizens in their community.

Ten youth in Kofranja, Jordan, near Ajloun, were eager to learn the necessary technical skills to develop mobile phone applications after their community mapping activity identified the need for more effective communication between the municipality and the citizens in their community. USAID-funded training met their goals and gave them the opportunity to gain the skills they need to successfully create their own mobile applications.

"The training gave me the skills, and with the resources and app development video channels I was introduced to, I now have access to create any command needed in app development," said 23 year-old Rahaf Abu Dile’a. 

Rahaf added that while app development at this stage may take her longer than it should, she is confident that with practice, she will build more experience and she will be able to generate income in this field, not only to herself, but also to her community.

Another participant, Wa’ad Al-Ananbeh, is very excited to start applying what she learned to create an application for her community municipal activities and services. Wa’ad said that she dreams that her municipality can become the first to have an application, which will increase awareness of its activities, and thus increase its annual budget, donor interest and support which will lead to sustainable developments for her local community.

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 08, 2022

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