The Sky is the Limit: The Story of Azhar Abd Monem

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WE LEAD Project

Publication Type:
Case Study
Year Published:
2020
Project:
WE LEAD
Funder:
Global Affairs Canada
Author:
WUSC
Partner:
Canadian Leaders in International Consulting
Country:
Jordan
Contact:
Niveen Bataineh [email protected]
Tags:
Economic Opportunities, Education, Empowerment, Gender Equality, Inclusive Market Systems, Private Sector Collaboration, Sharing Knowledge, Skills Training

Azhar Abd Monem grew up in Irbid, a sprawling city in Northern Jordan. In Irbid, it is very difficult for women and female youth to secure decent employment and economic opportunities. Fortunately for Azhar, she had decided to enroll in a Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program, offered at the Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) center in Irbid. Not only did she learn important interpersonal and technical skills, but the position also linked her to her current job.