BADIR is an initiative led by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) that is designed to equip young Jordanian leaders and entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to strengthen and scale up their existing social change projects. BADIR 2017 Fellowship is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a grant from the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program implemented by FHI 360. BADIR’s main goal is to support young, ambitious social entrepreneurs and connect them to like-minded peers from around the world to help them create wide-spread, positive change within their communities. 
First launched in 2011, with the support of Starbucks, a renowned American coffee company and coffeehouse chain represented by M.H. Alshaya Co. in Jordan, BADIR has been through three different phases since its inception, adopting a total of 65 young social entrepreneurs called BADIR Fellows and has seen to providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to cultivate their creativity, nurture their social change projects and emphasize their impact.
 
This year, in partnership with USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program that is implemented by FHI 360, BADIR will launch its fourth phase, continuing its mission to implement real social change in local communities as one of the most comprehensive social entrepreneurship support programs in the Middle East for the sixth consecutive year, with the aim of selecting 20 new Fellows.
 
Our Vision and Mission
 
Our Vision
To set an example as an effective, visionary partner for members of the local community and to re-define and set the standards of corporate citizenship and its sustainable impact.
 
Our Mission

  •  To establish standards of youth empowerment by highlighting successful BADIR Fellows as concrete evidence of Jordanian youth’s potential to achieve real change and improve their communities for the better.
  •  To positively contribute to the local communities by harnessing the potential of their resources, connections, partners and experiences to continue its work as a true advocate for these communities.