UACTIV8 began in 2013 when Leaders of Tomorrow started working with the youth community in Russaifeh. The program provided youth with development skills and encouraged them to become involved in local community development projects.
Some of our projects:
Russaifah is an impoverished neighborhood located between Amman and Zarqa that used to be a major agricultural and industrial zone. Russaifah is now home to around 500,000 inhabitants, with 68% under the age of 25 years old.
Impoverished neighborhoods lack safe open space and quality housing. The community struggles with health and environmental problems. Youth remain socially excluded and live in poverty, contributing to low employement rates and a lack of educational opportunities. UACTIV8, supported by the British Council and funded by the European Commission, provided 169 young men and women with training in community service, project design, proposal writing and finance in Russaifeh over the course of 6 workshops.