KHF Outreach
King Hussein Foundation Welcomes Virgin Unite Connection Trip Guests to Jordan
12th September 2012
Queen Noor with guests & trainees at Aqaba Micro Business Incubator 
Fifteen guests from Virgin Unite, a non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group recently traveled to Jordan on a "Connection Trip" to take in the majestic sights and wonders of the Hashemite Kingdom while touring some of the important work of the King Hussein Foundation.
The group had the opportunity to meet with Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein and to discuss the accomplishments and challenges facing the work of the KHF

The one-week trip to Jordan also provided the guests with the opportunity to sleep under the stars in a Bedouin tent in Wadi Rum and take a balloon ride over its magnificent landscape.  The guests also toured the World Heritage Site of Petra and went scuba diving in the Red Sea of Aqaba.
However, the focus of their trip was on supporting Jordan's entrepreneurs and the programs established by Queen Noor through the King Hussein Foundation.  To that end they visited the Jubilee School, met with Tamweelcom beneficiaries in Salt and in the Baqa'a camp before meeting with the trainees at the Aqaba Micro Business Incubator (AMBI).
The excitement generated by the AMBI trainees about how much they are learning in regards to launching their own businesses was evident to the visitors and to Queen Noor who tweeted during the visit:
"Love the energy and enthusiasm of the staff, trainees and entrepreneurs at KHF's/NHF's Aqaba Business Incubator."
The group from Virgin Unite spent time talking with the trainees about their experiences at the incubator.
The AMBI was founded in 2008 to build upon the successes of the Noor Al Hussein Foundation's Women Business Development Incubator in northern Jordan.  The AMBI provides entrepreneurs in the south of Jordan with services such as entrepreneurship awareness, market-driven business development and start up training, and advanced training in management, finance, and marketing.
Mentoring is also an important component of the program.  Since its inception the AMBI has conducted awareness sessions for more than 2,000 individuals and supported more than 250 entrepreneurs through start up and existing business training.  It's important to note that 65% of participants at the start up training sessions have been women.
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