Amman: Since its official launch in October 2021, Airport International Group Foundation (AIGF), the executive arm of Airport International Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, has continued its efforts on behalf of Al Jizah, the community locale in which Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is located. To this end, AIGF recently held a graduation ceremony at AIGF Training Center “Hirfati” in Al Jizah to celebrate its beneficiaries. The event was attended by AIGF Vice President Nicolas Claude, AIGF Director Zahia Na’san, AIGF Board Member and Secretary Hazem Khirfan and Al‐ Maydan for Iman Bkyrat Community Services, as well as public figures from the Al Jizah and Naua community for Sustainable Development.
AIGF celebrated the graduation of 13 young women from the Hirfati sewing course, eight young women and men from the photography course, as well as 14 young women from the hairdressing course. This latest group brings the total number of Hirfati graduates eligible and ready to enter the labor market to 71. AIGF is currently extending a hybrid car maintenance course for 12 beneficiaries and a sustainable agriculture course for 20 beneficiaries who will be introduced to fruit and vegetable gardening.
Additionally, AIGF is launching three new training courses – Web Design and Development, ICDL, and Intermediate English – and will hold recurring sewing and cooking courses in the coming period. During the summer break, the AIGF also extends the football training of 60 students on the football field it renovated in Al Jizah. Of the 36 beneficiaries who graduated earlier from Hirfati, 85% obtained certificates in their respective fields and later started their own businesses.
AIGF President, Omar M. Masri said, “As we promised at the AIGF launch event last year, our work to champion different causes – namely the youth empowerment, development of disadvantaged communities and the environment in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – moving forward in a focused and determined manner. We are fully committed to our community at Al Jizah and will introduce further training courses and carefully designed projects to advance the skills and livelihoods of our graduates and their families. For this reason, we are determined to increase our number of beneficiaries in order to expand this positive ripple effect within local communities.
About the Airport International Group Foundation
The Airport International Group Foundation (AIGF) was established in 2019 to serve as the executive arm of the CSR philanthropic activities of Airport International Group, the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, operation and management of the international airport Queen Alia (QAIA). The AIGF places particular emphasis on three key areas; youth empowerment, development of disadvantaged communities and the environment, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal call to action to end poverty and protect the planet. A Board of Directors chaired by Omar M. Masri guides AIGF’s CSR efforts within local communities, namely Al Jizah, the area in which QAIA – Jordan’s main gateway to the world – is located, in cooperation with several public institutions and local NGOs.
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