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Promoting Youth Participation, Childhood Development

Throughout her working years Her Royal Highness has played a significant role in supporting and guiding efforts that have served to benefit young people, education and the well-being of children.

She has consistently called on the younger generation to take the lead in overcoming the obstacles they face while seeking to realise their aspirations and dreams.

A growing need to place young people in Jordan at the heart of national development processes spurred the establishment of the Princess Basma Youth Resource Centre (PBYRC) in 2002. JOHUD’s Youth Committees bring together thousands of young people across the country, and PBYRC works to provide training, awareness raising and employment opportunities for these volunteers and many others. 

Other youth and children-oriented initiatives lead by Her Royal Highness Princess Basma include: Save the Children-Jordan, the Mabarrat Um Al-Hussein and the Girl Guides and Boy Scouts movement.


Ours is a youthful country, almost 70% of our society is under the age of thirty. In Jordan, and indeed everywhere, young people can contribute much with their dynamism and energy. Their well-being, and that of society, depends on the existence of an enabling environment that supports the rights of all people to participate fully and actively.