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The Mowgli Foundation celebrates making a difference in Jordan

It is twelve months since the Mowgli Foundation ran their first Jordanian Mentoring programme.

 
PRLog - April 12, 2010 - MOLD, U.K. -- Taking six business leaders from the UK to Jordan to act as business mentors to local entrepreneurs represented a personal risk for each of the mentees and mentors involved. Twelve months on they have reflected on their experiences and believe the effort was well worthwhile.

“Each person goes on their own heroes' journey when they get involved with Mowgli. The outcome is never certain, but it is always incredibly rewarding”, says Simon Edwards, CEO of the Mowgli Foundation.

Rula Radwan was one of the mentees on the first Jordanian programme. Forced by circumstance, she decided to build a catering business to support her and her family. To turn a sound business idea into reality, she decided to seek the help of a mentor. Rula believes that this help had a major influence on her ability to lead and manage her business.

In the intervening year she has experienced failure when a catering business employing 12 people and supplying 5 hotels in Amman was forced to close as a result of a difficulty with a partnership she had undertaken to grow the business. With a little help and encouragement from her mentor she turned her failure into success finding new premises above Hamley’s (the toy shop) in Amman where she now runs a rapidly growing cafe operation. The steak sandwiches are outstanding!

“This unique experience has also given me the confidence to undertake new challenges and act as a mentor to other entrepreneurs in Jordan”, she said.

Jordan is a country where unemployment and poverty are particularly acute and, like other countries, is suffering during the global economic downturn. Helping the country build its business skills in this manner is a very effective way to encourage long term economic growth and sustained prosperity.

The great work continues with other programmes planned for Jordan, the Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. The Mowgli Foundation would like to say a big thank for all the support we have received from sponsors, partner organisations, mentors and mentees. If you would like to get involved with the Mowgli Foundation please go to http://www.mowgli.org.uk

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Contact

Amanda Edwards
+44 7739 817 714
amanda.edwards@mowgli.org.uk

Note to editors
1.   Hi Res photo of Simon Edwards available
2.   Hi Res photo of Rula Radwan and her mentor is available
3.   Interview with Simon Edwards can be arranged
4.An interview with Rula Radwan can be arranged

About the Mowgli Foundation

The Mowgli Foundation is a not for profit, international mentoring organisation. It was established to make a difference to business start ups and aspiring entrepreneurs the world over, often in less developed economies. We use the power of mentoring, and match mentors with mentees across the globe, to promote economic stability and ultimately to alleviate poverty. Our first programme was in Jordan in April 2009.
For more information see www.mowgli.org.uk

The press release was issued by MandoreMedia, a media relations organisation based in North Wales with global coverage, representing our clients interestes in the UK, North America and the Middle East. To contact MandoreMedia please email David Petie on

david.petie@mandoremedia.com or ring +440203 091 4453

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About MandoreMedia: Media relations organisation based in North Wales with global coverage, representing our clients interestes in the UK, North America and the Middle East.

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