Duration: Every two years
Implemented by: Partners for Good
Jordan is made up of approximately 48% of youth, yet despite their size, the youth in Jordan are often left without economic opportunities or creative outlets. As a result, their ingenuity is left untapped and ideas are left manifested. For then, innovation and encouraging youth for self-employment and unleash youth potential is critical to help Jordan overcome youth employment that will contribute positivity to the Jordanian economy.
Through partnering with related stakeholders including the private sector, incubators, accelerators, academic Institutions, and Youth, Partners for Good has tapped into the vast potential of Jordanian youth through launching the Mesh Mostaheel TV show.
Mesh Mostaheel is broadcasted on Roya TV, with a scheme to uplift, expose, and engage local entrepreneurs. With broad community engagement, Mesh Mostaheel has been able to sift through different creative, business ideas and nominate individuals to compete for the chance to develop their projects, with the support of mentors. In the end, the ultimate winner gaining support from their choice of business incubators as well as an investment for the project.
This program has 4 major components
- Social TV Show aired on TV Station that engages as many Jordanians as possible
- Partners Network Who are advisors and mentors, that they will support and train change-makers to develop a plan to improve their ideas, as well as attract public support
- Innovation Learning Platform to support the ongoing basic innovation learning using online and the Partner Network
- Media Platform to help bring our messages and engage as many people as possible
Embedding an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, Mesh Mostaheel attracts young Jordanians to come together and present their ideas in the competition.
Mesh Mostaheel supports participants in transforming projects into success stories with the help of specialists. Jordanians from all walks of life and age groups participated in the program. The first season was launched in 2018 and the second season launched on the 1st of February 2020, with the next seasons planned to be released every 2 years.
- We reached more than 9 million people through our online and offline campaigns.
- We received more than 1 million unique votes through our website
The winner “Mohammad Malhas –Mell Bell Electronics”. The winner was awarded a prize of 50,000 JOD, divided into 15,000 JOD as direct investment by Al Hussein Fund for Excellence, and 35,000 JOD as in-kind services for one-year, provided by Oasis 500.
As a result of the successful completion of Mesh Mostaheel, the concept of the show has been adopted in Sri Lanka under the name “One Good Idea”. Looking ahead, Partners for Good hopes to continue exporting the concept of Mesh Mostaheel to further support communities around the world.
The 8 Finalists
- Mohammad Malhas
- Moath Elayan
- Khaled Al Omar
- Mohammad Al Homsi
- Ahmad Farid Al Saif
- Ghaysoun Al Dmour
- Loay Hasayen
- Wala’a Shahahdeh