Youth Volunteers in Irbid, Jordan: The World We Want

Irbid Youth Volunteers is a youth initiative that works on training and empowering youth and provides them with the needed experience and skills to create positive change in the community. The have made tremendous efforts through volunteerism. In collaboration with the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office in Jordan, they have implemented an initiative as part of the post-2015 consultations in Jordan, which is helping them to shape the dialogue and to achieve the future they want.

As of April 15th, 65% of the almost 40,000 MY World voters in Jordan were people aged 30 and under (11% are aged 15 and under, and 55% are 16-30). 53% of voters 30 and under are female.

The top priorities of voters 15 and under are: “A good education,” “Better Healthcare,” “Affordable and nutritious food” and “Better job opportunities.”

The top priorities of voters 16-30 are: “Better job opportunities,” “A good education,” “Better healthcare” and “An honest and responsive government.”