The Jordan Football Association (JFA) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) signed today a collaboration agreement to strengthen the integration of sport within the educational system across the Kingdom.
President of JFA HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein presided over the signing ceremony in which the Minister of Education H.E. Muhammad Thunaibat and JFA Acting General Secretary Fadi Zureikat inked the agreement at the headquarters of the MoE. The agreement includes many areas of collaboration including a combined strategy for building and renovating football fields in and around schools in all Jordanian governorates. Cooperation has already begun in the construction of the Norway Football Fields in Ramtha as well as two schools in Mafraq; a project spearheaded by the Norwegian Football Association and supported by the government of Norway.
"Sport is a crucial element of successful education, not only because of its health benefits but also because it instills many positive values such as discipline, teamwork and respect for each other," Prince Ali said.
"Now that we are hosting the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2016, we have the opportunity to build training sights across the Kingdom and we will cooperate with the Ministry of Education to maintain those fields after the world event for the benefit of our young players and the local community."