MedTOWN launches its third edition of Social Business Incubator for women, refugees & disabled people in Jordan
20 new beneficiaries are starting their training on MedTOWN social business incubator in Al Koura district, north of Jordan. They are mainly women, both Jordanian and Syrian refugees, and people with disabilities (PWD). This group represents the halfway point of the first phase, being the third out of five, meaning that forty people have already participated since the incubator took off last March 2022, and two more groups will follow, until the 100 people selected would have been through the first phase of the demonstrative action.
Starting from the initial set of ideas for social businesses they pitched to be selected, now they are part of this training though awareness sessions and expert level training sessions, over an intense period of 19 days. They will improve by learning to collaborate between them & learn the benefits of co-production of social policies, while expanding their knowledge and skills and shaping their Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) projects in order to progress to the next step.
A second phase of implementation will give additional support on Consultancy Services and Funding & Financing resources, for the 20 best SSE initiatives from the first one, to connect them with possible sources of funding and markets.
With MedTOWN's demonstrative action in Jordan, the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) seeks to establish a nucleus of social entrepreneurship projects that contribute to providing solutions to social problems faced by the beneficiaries, by supporting them to become entrepreneurs in the social and solidarity economy sector through providing an integrated environment for them, and supporting them to build and develop their intellectual and entrepreneurial skills in the field of social businesses.
MedTOWN project in Jordan is developed by JOHUD with the close cooperation of the Jordanian Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), associated partner in the project, which is helping in advocating at the policy making level and has provided the facilities for the Social Business Incubator where JOHUD is operating to co-produce services for people with disabilities.
A great video to learn about our social incubator can be found here.
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