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GAME Jordan
Sport organization
GAME is a street sports organization with a mission to create lasting social change through youth-led street sports and culture. GAME educates youth-leaders as instructors and role models in street sports for local children. The goal is bridging divides, overcome conflicts and empower youth in Jordan.

Jordan Youth Innovation Forum is a non-profit organization that has worked to inspire the youth of Jordan to realize their true potential by empowering them vocationally and educationally, instilling in them a sense of social responsibility, and assisting them in the development of a global perspective since 2007.

Together the two organizations work to improve the opportunities of the youth in Jordan.

GAME Jordan conducts weekly training sessions in street basketball, dance, and street soccer in the so-called GAME Zones. Each zone is administered by a group of dedicated volunteers and coaches (Playmakers) that arrange practices for the local children.

The purpose is to give the country’s youth the opportunity to use street sports as a tool for positive change for themselves and for children and other young people in their local area.

GAME trains local youth to become volunteer GAME Playmakers. The training prepares young people to lead weekly practices in street sports and street culture events. Empowerment, life skills, teamwork, gender equality, and civil society is part of the Play- maker training. GAME Playmakers serve as role models in underserved, marginalized communities and they are an important part of the social change that GAME works toward.

To increase entrepreneurial and organizational capabilities amongst the youth, GAME Jordan organizes an incubator programme for young people in Jordan who want to start up their own sport initiative. The programme consists of an individual 1-on-1 mentorship courses that is complemented by training on basic topics about startups and entrepreneurship (e.g. business plan writing, marketing, accounting, registration, etc.).

The GAME Jordan program is supported by Danish-Arab Partnership (DAPP).
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