Canadian ambassador visits Karak

Karak, Canadian Ambassador to Jordan Peter MacDougall on Sunday said his country will continue to stand by Jordan to help it shoulder burdens arising from the Syrian refugee crisis, which has strained the national economy and increased pressure on educational infrastructure.

During a visit to the Princess Basma Development Centre in Karak, MacDougall spoke about his country experience in the field of women’s economic and social empowerment and their active contribution to the development drive through the establishment of small productive projects.

He pointed out that the Canadian government has a fund dedicated to support youth and women’s projects from all over the world.

Director of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development Ali Soub highlighted programs, activities and projects implemented by the fund in partnership with the local community to solve poverty and unemployment, bolster economic empowerment and management of natural resources and promote good governance.

He pointed out that there are 9300 Syrian refugees in Karak, who benefit from the services of the fund and international and local organizations.

The Canadian ambassador met a number of youth and women and was briefed on initiatives and activities they carry out in the service of their communities.

Source: Jordan News Agency