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  • 17-Apr-2022

    ‘Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum’ and ‘Where To Film’ Support Winners in Social Innovation Program

    AMMAN - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAG-KF), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), with the support of ‘Where To Film’ Production Company, has presented awards to the three winning teams of the UNICEF Social Innovation Program in Za’atari and Azraq Syrian refugee camps. 
    The program was organized by the ‘Majlisna for Societal Development’ targeting young people aged between 16-24 in the camps, providing them with the physical space, mentorship, curriculum/technical training, seed funding, and networking opportunities needed to help them identify problems in their own communities and to come up with solutions to make them better. 
    During the program, 176 young people (71 teams) received training on social innovation and entrepreneurship in 2020; where 32 of them had developed social projects. The program has already reached up to 9,200 young people and produced 300 sustainable ventures. In the final phase of the program, three out of 21 winning teams were selected.
    Awards were presented to the top three winning teams (25 participants), including TAG DC Tablet, that is manufactured by the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh for Technology (TAGTech).
    Majlisna for Societal Development Programs Manager, Dr. Abdallah Jbarah, expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the efforts and the unlimited support of TAG-KF throughout the Program period. He also thanked TAG-KF and ‘Where To Film’ for donating and providing tablets to the winners of the Social Innovation Program as a gesture of support.
    Dr. Jbarah further stressed that this cooperation is considered a model for strengthening the concept of corporate responsibility and genuine partnership between the public and the private sector with the other civil society institutions, towards providing the youth with the needed support,  expanding the scope of their opportunities and offering them real business incubators to develop their ideas and innovations.
    For his part, Mr. Fadi Daoud, executive director of TAG-KF and TAG.Global Education and Youth consultant, praised the Forum’s national and humanitarian role in supporting initiatives that seek to promote a culture of innovation among the youth, especially in refugee camps; that have been always a source of creativity and innovation. He further affirmed the Forum’s pride in being a member of the jury of the Program’s various phases, in collaborating with Majlisna to achieve the development and national goals. 
    For his part, Co-founder and Director-General of ‘Where To Film’, Mr. Faris Halaseh, emphasized the importance of developing and investing in local content as well as empowering the youth in various sectors, by attracting global and local projects. That is in addition to making the local community involved in the production process, which creates new job opportunities, cultural and artistic exchanges.
    Majlisna for Societal Development (Civic Jordan) is a non-governmental civil society institution and the local partner of Civic UK. Its mission is to work with Syrian refugees and host communities of those refugees to implement development projects that aim at building capacities and promoting the principle of community integration of children and youth. Majlisna also provides a healthy and stimulating environment for learning, developing and enriching  youth knowledge. 
    ‘Where To Film’ was founded in Jordan in 2019, as the first company and online platform of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. It focuses on exploring and marketing the best places for film making across the country to attract global film production projects and provide production and logistics services on the ground.