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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah honors Madrasati volunteers

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department-Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah joined Madrasati Initiative in honoring their volunteers in Amman today. Her Majesty heard from the volunteers about their experiences in working with Madrasati to help improve the educational environment in their local schools and implement an array of extracurricular activities for their students. 

The Queen commended the volunteers’ efforts, and stressed that volunteerism is at the core of Madrasati’s values and is an essential factor in the success of its efforts. Madrasati, through its volunteers, aims at creating a sense of community and shared responsibility amongst schools’ stakeholders such as parents, teachers, students and community members.

The Madrasati Volunteers Program was launched at the end of 2009 to encourage the spirit of community service, responsibility, and initiative. The program includes volunteers from the public sector, university students, and the local community.

To date, Madrasati has 650 volunteers from diverse backgrounds and of all ages. They have dedicated 500 hours of their time during the academic year to conduct 90 events in 170 schools across the Kingdom. Additionally, volunteers were involved in the Madrasati summer and winter camps.

In addition to 100 schools that are part of the ongoing phase V in the governorate of Irbid, to date, 400 schools have been part of the Madrasati initiative across the Kingdom, affecting the lives of more than 138,000 students.

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