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RJ sponsors 60 families for an entire year

[5/8/2019 10:45:59 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Royal Jordanian (RJ) renewed its partnership agreement with Tkiyet Um Ali Charity Organization, whereby RJ sponsors 60 families from the Tkiyet Um Ali beneficiaries all year round, providing monthly food parcels to these families in different parts of the kingdom.

Each parcel contains 24 food items that help a family get its nutritional requirements for one month.

In a press statement on Wednesday, the airline said it has been implementing various charity programs ever since its establishment, in display of social responsibility.

It executes a yearly campaign during the Holy month of Ramadan, which it continues to carry out throughout the year, providing various services to the local community and poverty pockets in the Kingdom, it added.

President/CEO Stefan Pichler expressed satisfaction with RJ's partnership with Tkiyet Um Ali, which enjoys a great reputation and is known for its goal of fighting hunger in Jordan.

He stressed RJ's belief in the need to interact with the local community as part of the company's duty as the national carrier and its social responsibility toward the underprivileged.

The carrier is keen on working with various local entities to achieve sustainable development in a number of areas including food safety, he added.

Tkiyet Um Ali Director General Samer Balkar lauded the airline’s support over the past years for the programs and activities of the charity organization.

He said that Tkiyet Um Ali believes it is important to partner with private sector institutions to achieve its vision of a hunger-free Jordan, noting that this is displayed in the social responsibility role of these national organizations.

According to the agreement, RJ will also sponsor one day of "Mawaed Al Rahman" iftar banquets, which Tkiyet Um Ali holds every Ramadan.

This year, RJ volunteers will serve meals to some 2,000 individuals who are expected to attend the iftar on the charity premises in Al Mahatta area/Amman.

Last Sunday, several RJ employees participated in preparing food parcels in Tkiyet Um Ali warehouses, in Qastal, near the airport, the statement said, and they will also participate in distributing the parcels to some underprivileged families from Madaba governorate.

Tkiyet Um Ali successfully maintains its continuity and sustainability of its feeding programs, with the number of beneficiary households reaching 40,000 families (some 200,000 individuals) living below the poverty line in all areas of the kingdom.

It also provides over 2000 people with meals during the Ramadan as part of its Mawaed Al Rahman program, as well as 1,500 meals for iftar every day across the Kingdom in cooperation with partner associations.

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