AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah met with volunteers from the Mujaddidun Society for Charity and Development in the recreation grounds of Iraq Al Amir Secondary School for boys on Sunday, where she was briefed on several of the Society’s programs that aim to promote volunteer work among youth in Jordan during the holy month of Ramadan.
In a meeting with the charity’s management, Society founder Rami Abulsamen briefed Her Majesty on the society’s activities and programs in Zarqa, Irbid, and Rusaifeh, which have benefited up to 150,000 people to date.
Her Majesty met with a group of volunteers, who were preparing food packages set to be delivered to underprivileged families as part of the Mujaddidun Society’s Ramadan packages initiative, which is expected distribute 2,700 packages during Ramadan.
The Queen also listened to a brief about "Ana Ensan" (I am human) project, the first development program the society launched in 2010, which funds small businesses for school-drop outs caused by poverty to help generate an income for their families. With the participation of more than 160 volunteers, this initiative has helped some 47 families.
Her Majesty also met with a number of young volunteers, who shared success stories of the ‘Qudwa’ program. The project, whose name translates to "Role Model," was launched in 2014 with the goal of educating school children about the importance of volunteer work in preparing a new generation of youth who give back to their communities.
At the end of her visit, the Queen joined a group of eighty volunteers in the school playground, who were conducting various activities and games, including face painting, puppet shows, and sports competitions for a group of more than 100 orphaned children.
Established in 2009, Mujaddidun Society for Charity and Development is a faith-based association registered under the Ministry of Social Development. The Society aims to help underprivileged families in Jordan, and bring volunteers together to create positive change in Jordan’s communities. The youth volunteers seek to empower young people in Jordan and inspire them to give back to their community. The society’s head office is based in Amman and it has teams in Irbid, Zarqa, Rusaifeh, and Aqaba, in addition to teams in private and public universities and colleges and a network of more than 2,500 volunteers.