Queen Rania meets with board members of Maan society

05-12-2013 01:08 PM

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS _Her Majesty Queen Rania on Wednesday met with the board members of the Maan Charitable Society for Women.

During the meeting, discussions focused on the society's activities in Maan Governorate, 220km south of Amman.

Established in 2008, the society aims to empower women politically, economically, culturally and socially, according to a statement from the Queen's office.

Chairperson Maha Al Odat shared a brief about the society's scope of work, elaborating on its collaboration with the Women’s Union in Maan, which the society was involved in establishing. Odat explained how the two entities, working together, aim to increase female participation in the improvement of the livelihoods of their communities.

Queen Rania expressed her pride in the attendees' accomplishments and success stories, the statement said.

Other board members — including Vice Chairperson Ghusun Ahmad Al Bazayaa, Treasurer Umaima Salah Abu Odeh, Secretary Subhieh Mohammad Al Sharari, Manal Mohammad Abu Ora, Fadwa Mohammad Al Shalabi and Alaa Salem Al Nuimat — briefed Her Majesty on the society's programmes.

The society organises and conducts workshops and seminars in addition to training courses on a variety of topics which include tailoring, health, education, and communication and computer skills.

The society also provides skill-development workshops through the Ministry of Planning and carries out youth employment programmes through USAID.

In addition, revolving loan systems and training programmes on women's participation in politics are provided in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute.

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