YCI Country Information
YCI was first launched in Jordan in 2007 when the hotels Marriott, Four Seasons and Sheraton piloted the programme in Amman. Over nine years of operation, YCI in Jordan has grown to include Grand Hyatt, Le Meridien, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental.
In 2013, YCI Jordan expanded its operations to the resort town of Aqaba where three hotels, namely the Radisson Blu, the InterContinental and the DoubleTree by Hilton are now also running the life and work skills programme.
From the programmes inception in Jordan in 2007 through to 2016, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) coordinated the local operation of the programme successfully. JRF worked to engage non-profit partners that have provided further support and added value to the training programmes in Amman and Aqaba.
Following nine years of successful partnership with the Jordan River Foundation (JRF), YCI is seeking new implementing partners in Jordan who share YCI’s mission to transform disadvantaged young people’s lives in partnership with the world’s leading hotel companies. JRF concludes its implementing role in 2016, but remains as a strategic partner during this transition.
Alongside a search for new implementing partners, plans are underway to further expand the programme to the Dead Sea resort area, which would become the third YCI location in Jordan.
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