Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

ARDD and Al Balqa' Applied University sign MoU to provide technical and vocational diplomas


In response to the challenges faced by Jordanian and refugee youth in accessing tertiary education opportunities and within the framework of joint work and strengthening cooperation, ARDD signed on Sunday 19/8/2018 a memorandum of understanding with Al Balqa' Applied University (BAU).

ARDD in partnership with Yayasan Hasanah will provide a two-year grant for Jordanian and Syrian refugee students in need in the Kingdom, that will enable the students to join technical or vocational courses in BAU’s educational institutions, within the framework of “Furthering Learning to Improve Life Chances for Students in Need in Jordan” project.

ARDD is a civil society organisation that seeks to enhance the awareness of the concepts and values of the renaissance, develop social pillars corroborative to the renaissance and influence intellectual and political movements and all sides that support the renaissance thought and the development of Jordan and the Arab world.

As part of its rights-based approach to enhance access to justice for all in Jordan and the region, ARDD considers education to be a fundamental right that needs to be protected and promoted. In terms of service provision, ARDD specialises in the promotion of legal and research education among vulnerable and marginalised segments of the population.

In response to the needs that have emerged from the Syrian refugee crisis in the region, ARDD has expanded its humanitarian and development work to include education through a  three-pronged approach that includes: enhancing social dialogue for education; enhancing access to quality education as a means towards protection;  provision of educational opportunities to refugees and students in need.

BAU is a public Jordanian university, characterised by practical education at the undergraduate and intermediate levels, especially in the fields of engineering.

Hasanah strives to create real and lasting positive social and environmental changes for Malaysia through their work in the areas of education; community development; environment; arts, heritage & culture; knowledge; and public spaces. Within these focus areas, they partner with civil society, communities, corporates, and government agencies to design and implement initiatives that will deliver the greatest impact in realising the vision.