August 31, 2020

USAID SCHEP and AMIDEAST Partnership Offers English Training Opportunities to over 100 Jordanians

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After signing a memorandum of understanding in October 2019, the USAID Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP) and AMIDEAST have been working together to offer a specially-designed English language capacity building program to Jordanian professionals in the cultural heritage management and tourism sectors. Implementation of the program began in January 2020, and despite setbacks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, seven training sessions have been held throughout Jordan, reaching a total of 107 participants by the end of August. Through courses held in Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, Ghawr as Safi, and Tafileh, these Jordanian professionals have gained new skills in communication, technical writing, and the provision of tourism services in English. This program is implemented as part of SCHEP’s mission of building the capacities of Jordan’s cultural heritage management and tourism sector and increasing their self-reliance.