Jordan/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.3 Intercultural education

Under the hierarchy of MoC, several activities are carried out under the umbrella of the Ministry of Culture to promote local culture and heritage. These activities can include the Olive Oil Festival, or the Festival of Poetry. These are carried out in collaboration with local municipalities and may include presentation of local crafts or arts concurrently within the activity.

On another level, as early as the 1980s, several NGOs have been established which aim to develop local crafts for sustainable development. One example of such a project is the Noor Al Hussein Foundation set up in 1985 who’s activities covered a wide range of projects such as the Noor Al Hussein Prize for Children’s Literature, and the Bani Hamida, a sustainable development project for the women of the southern town of Bani Hamida known for its rug weaves.

Chapter published: 04-05-2016