Partners for Good (PfG) Standing Youth Committees
Partners for Good Standing Youth Committees are voluntary, inclusive, national youth-led committees. Together with this group of 85 exceptional, motivated, and outspoken Jordanian young men and women, we embarked on an effort to advocate and support higher political and economic participation for youth in Jordan.
Why the committees?
- Enabling youth to play a bigger role within communities.
- Empowering youth to be more involved in the decision-making process.
- Encouraging youth to develop innovative solutions to challenges faced and supporting youth initiatives.
- Launching and maintaining effective dialogue between youth and decision-makers.
- Building youth capacity and enriching their experience on a professional and personal level.
When given the choice, Youth wants to go BIG!
Shabab Show’s “1st episode” was featured online. The youth-led, presented, created and designed show was conducted by 10 youth committee members and focused on the political engagement and participation of youth in Jordan. 20 minutes of candid and spontaneous debate on youth enrollment in political parties and the social, political, and economic context.
Recording over 400k views, in the first week, Shabab Show sparked a rich debate; that we are committed to supporting its rise and evolvement. Our intervention came in the form of capacity building, paving the way by facilitating communication and availing technical support through our cooperation with Shezomedia.
Not just words, Action in the way to do it!
Youth designed, evaluated, gave feedback to each other and voted for winning initiatives.
Brainstorming, deliberating, and calling it like it is, youth committee members designed 12 community/youth-centered initiatives derived from challenges they identified, problems they found urgent to tackle, and opportunities they foresee in each governorate. Endorsing the initiatives while adopting a “youth-led” approach, we at PfG, offered initiative evaluation training enabling youth to select their own jury from within, set evaluation criteria, and select initiatives that we will help them translate on the ground.
So far three initiatives were shortlisted by the Youth Evaluation Committee each is localized to serve a specific community, sustainable, promotes partnership with stakeholders and promises impact.
Honoring youth’s voice, making sure they are heard, listening, and believing that they hold answers and can ask questions turned our “Youth Committees” encounters into eye-opening experiences, offering us priceless insights and the much-needed CONNECTION with YOUTH.