The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has launched a series of workshops to spread the Olympic Values through the Kingdom’s wider population.
In co-ordination with the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), the workshops are being held for children across different areas of the city to teach them the value of sport and the role it can play in society.
The first of five workshops was held in Wadi Al Haddadeh for four days, with the participation of 32 boys and girls aged between 11–17.
"These workshops spread the Spirit of Olympism throughout our community and help with behavioral change, particularly within young people,” said Narin Al Hajj Tass, JOC Knowledge, Training and Education Manager.
"We are trying to teach the children through simple activities and by sharing ideas about how important sport and sporting values are in a young person’s development.”
Workshops combine lectures with practical implementation for the five Olympic Values that promote positive practices in individuals and communities.
The JOC adopted this programme in 2008 and since then it has held a number of workshops for students from various organizations including Jordan University, Amideast Cultural Centre, Ministry of Education, Higher Council for Youth and Greater Amman Municipality.
"The JOC is the umbrella organisation for the Olympic Movement in Jordan so we are responsible for spreading the Olympic Values and Spirit all over the Kingdom,” said Lana Al Jaghbeer, JOC Secretary General.
"We believe in the importance, and we will keep working to strengthen these values within Jordanian society as a whole.”