• Crown Prince meets Jordanian community members in Bahrain, Haqiq Initiative youth
    Crown Prince meets Jordanian community members in Bahrain, Haqiq Initiative youth
    Crown Prince meets Jordanian community members in Bahrain, Haqiq Initiative youth
  • Crown Prince, accompanied by Haqiq initiative participants, attends night military drill
    Crown Prince, accompanied by Haqiq initiative participants, attends night military drill
    Crown Prince, accompanied by Haqiq initiative participants, attends night military drill
  • Crown Prince checks on progress of training under Haqiq Initiative
    Crown Prince checks on progress of training under Haqiq Initiative

Haqiq Initiative is a national leadership program which aims to enhance, develop, enrich and help youth reach their full potential as productive leaders and caring citizens.

The  goal is to achieve higher levels of understanding and consultation among young people, to whom HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II gives great attention, believing in their prominent role to build a model country, while being equipped with the will and the determination to create a community that would be an example to all.

Haqiq Initiative provides coaching and training is based on the latest practical and theoretical educational tools in order to deepen the loyalty, commitment, voluntarism and leadership values in the lives of the next generation.

Achieve higher levels of understanding and consultation among young people, to whom HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II gives great attention, believing in their prominent role to build a model country, while being equipped with the will and the determination to create a community that would be an example to all.

  • Reinforce the spirit of belonging to the country.
  • Encourage democratic thinking and its effect on work and behavior.
  • Strengthen self confidence, personal development and decision making.
  • Motivate team spirit and team work.
  • Build individual capacities within the interest of the individual, his/her family, school and community.
  • Encourage bonding among small groups and open up communication channels between them.
  • Meet youth’s hidden needs for adventures and build  participants’ character.

Phase I – Selection

Students from all areas undergo three evaluation tests, based on which 42 out of 100 students are selected from each directorate.

Phase II – Training workshops

Students who pass phase I undertake training workshops that tackle community values which each young man or woman should acquire in addition to participating in a number of exercises.

Phase III – Field visit

Students are taken to a different governorate to reinforce the notion of citizenship and strengthen their sense of belonging to other areas in Jordan. Students are placed in a new environment, under the broad umbrella of the whole country concept instead of the governorate. Students are integrated in other communities through taking part in a variety of voluntary activities in addition to visiting the touristic sites in that area.

Phase IV – Camps

Military camps are one of the most important stages of the initiative, where participants from directorates in the north, center and south of Jordan are brought together and dialogue among students is encouraged. Camps run for three days. Day one focuses on physical fitness, whereas day two focuses on intellectual thinking and day three is built around activities that combine both physical and intellectual skills focusing on teamwork.

Phase V – Leaders camp

This is the final stage of the initiative, where 5 students who have achieved the highest scores throughout the four phases are selected from each directorate. Selected students should also demonstrate leadership skills. This stage focuses on building leadership skills over four days, two out of which take place outside the military training camp.

Participation criteria:

Have the determination to achieve the goals of the initiative.
Have the commitment to effectively and positively participate in camps and sleepovers.
Should have an above average academic performance in school.
Should demonstrate ethics and good behavior based on respect and cooperation.
Should be in good health and physical conditions.

Age category targeted by the initiative:

Young people willing to participate should be between the ages of 15-16 years (9 and 10 graders).

Volunteers helping in the Haqiq InitiativeVolunteers doing administrative tasks in the Haqiq InitiativeVolunteers doing administrative tasks in the Haqiq InitiativeHRH Crown Prince Al-Hussein amongst the students
  • I never imagined myself standing in front of an audience and expressing myself, but Haqiq gave me strength and showed me that I have all that it takes to overcome my fears
    Mohammad Salem, a ninth grader from Deir Alla
  • His Royal Highness’ initiative was launched to deal with a sensitive and persistent issue that has been challenging the sports sector in Jordan. Sports teams and leagues will benefit from this initiative that will qualify athletic therapists specialists; which will provide a sense of safety for the athletes and will eventually reflect positively on their athletic performance
    Doc. Atef Rweidan, Al Hussein Youth City General Manager
  • The acquisition of self-defense techniques was their favorite achievement. We used to be told that girls could not perform activities that involve physical force,” they said, adding that martial arts have strengthened their self-esteem and discipline
    Zeina Saqer, Siham Kiswani and Farah Odeh
  • A Dream, an ambition and hope that is coming to life….. thank you Your Royal Highness and may we always be moving forward to be what we ought to be; always in the lead
    Mr. Khaled Zeidan, psychotherapist and field injuries specialist
  • An important and highly valued initiative as it is concerned with the lives and safety of our young athletes that are always aiming on raising Jordan’s flag at international championship. It also sheds the light on the importance and role of qualified athletic therapists
    Mrs. Lana Jaghbeer, Jordanian Olympic Committee Secretary General