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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah is a mother, a wife, a boss, an advocate, and a humanitarian.

She once said, “I just wake up and feel like a regular person. At the end of the day you are living your life for the people that you represent. It’s an honour and a privilege to have that chance to make a difference – a qualitative difference in people’s lives – and it’s my responsibility to make the most out of that opportunity.”

For that reason, Queen Rania spends much of her time listening to and talking with the people of Jordan, to learn from them the best way to improve their livelihoods and Jordan’s prospects.

Queen Rania spearheads efforts in Jordan to adopt a holistic approach to national education, encouraging agencies and organizations to work on classroom quality, teaching standards, computer access, family involvement, community investment, and health awareness. Through initiatives, like Madrasati and the Teachers Academy, Queen Rania is helping Jordan’s children get the best start in life by repairing and revamping local schools, while inspiring teachers to be their best.  She believes that the power of partnerships between the public, private, and non-profit sectors is a source of great potential for change in Jordan’s education system.

The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) is Queen Rania’s NGO that gives a helping hand to the disadvantaged in Jordan.  For over ten years it has provided families with skills and knowledge to work themselves out of poverty. Today, it partners with the private sector and entire communities to bring resources, energy, and change to the lives of vulnerable citizens, empowering and inspiring them to believe they can make a difference for themselves and their loved ones.  JRF is also recognized as a leader in the region for its achievements in protecting children.  From rescuing abused children to healing whole families, JRF is now a centre of excellence, sharing its knowledge and know-how with others in and outside of the country.

Abroad, Queen Rania works for greater global action on access to quality education, and in her capacity as Eminent Advocate for UNICEF and Honorary Chairperson for UNGEI, she campaigns on behalf of children in need. She also participates in international gatherings, such as the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum, of which she is a Board Member. As an Arab, Muslim woman, Queen Rania is committed to reconciling people of different faiths and cultures by encouraging cross-cultural dialogue, particularly amongst young people.

Her Majesty is author of the New York Times Best Seller, ‘The Sandwich Swap’, a children’s story about two young girls, Lily and Salma, who learn the value of diversity by exchanging food at school. Queen Rania is also the author of two other stories, ‘The King’s Gift’ and ‘Eternal Beauty’.

A keen runner, and seeker of good jogging tunes, Queen Rania enjoys spending time with her family and friends in Aqaba, where she can relax and get into a great book. She also makes a mean chocolate chip cookie.

Her Majesty is married to King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of Jordan, they have 4 children: Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma, and Prince Hashem.

 

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dalilam
Sunday, September 19, 2010

جلالة الملكة المعظمة حفظك الله للأردن و الوطن العربي ككل
انا فتاة فلسطينية من غزة اردت زيارة الاردن كسائحة مثلي مثل غيري من الناس في هذا العالم
كإنسانة من حقي ان أره عن نفسي و كإنسانة من حقي ان ازور الاردن كبلد عربي اخترته كي اقضي به اجازتي
لكن يبدو انه لا احد غيري يرى انه من حقي ان اتمتع بكامل حقوقي كإنسانة
حيث أقابل دوماً بالرفض كلما تقدمت بطلب عدم الممانعة من دخول الاراضي الاردنية و كأنني لست من بني البشر
جلالة الملكة المعظمة
صدقاً كل ما اريده هو اجازة اتمتع بها مع اصدقائي في الاردن و اهلي من الاردنيين الاصلاء
نعلم جيداً انكم اهل الجود و الكرم و كل ما اريده هو قضاء شهر كي انسى فيها الاحداث التي مررت بها من مآسي أثناء الحرب و الصراعات الحزبية هنا أريد أن أشعر بإنسانيتي و ان امارس حقي في زيارة الاردن الشقيق للترفيه عن نفسي
كلما رأيت البتراء في التلفاز و معالم الاردن كجرش و مظاهر التقدم الحضاري في مدينة عمّان تمنيت لو اني طائر يسمح لي بدخول هذه الاماكن العريقة و الجميلة
ارجوكي ملكتي كل ما اريده شهر واحد فقط لن يزيد عليه يوم واحد
لا اريد اقامة طويلة الامد في الاردن هي فقط زيارة و سأعود بعدها الى بلدي
ارجوكِ رجاءً حاراً ان يُسمح لي هذه المرة بالدخول
لقد حاولت مراراً و تكراراً لكني قوبلت دوماً بالرفض
ارجوك جلالة الملكة
يا راعية الحق و نصرة المظلومين
ساعديني كي احصل على عدم الممانعة هذه المرة و ان اسعد مع اصدقائي مدة شهر اغادر بعدها الاراضي الاردنية
بل قد يكون اقل من شهر
لن انسى لكِ معروفك هذا ما حييت و سأظل أدعو لكِ و للاسرة الملكية الهاشمية بالرخاء و العز و دوام العافية

Lily2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dear Queen Rania.... My name is Arsene Liliana . In live in Romania..We need financial help that my son could study at a university ... I have attached a curriculum vitae of my son Arsene Andrei Eduard a main sponsor of your fund ... I hope you can help us ... Regards!

mariita
Saturday, September 11, 2010

oh que lindos :)
sweet baby
sweet mom
!!

Korky
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Your royal highness, you are indeed an earth angel. You remind me so much of princess Diana, who you might of met. Keep doing what you can and what you believe is correct, wish I were there to help. Michael (ex Brit), Cape Town South Africa.

saadeh.suzan
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hello Queen Rania, you are a great inspiration for me.
I am in need of a big help finding my mom in Amman, Jordan. I need a strong power to help me out with that! She disappeared in 1988. Location, Amman, Jordan.
None of her family or my dad family knows where she at! We are sure she is not dead. no death certificate to be found anywhere! Please if you can help me with that Contact me.
I can't wait to hear from you.

Much love,
SS

Mr.Lete
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DEAR RANIA: Im agree with you that education and ethics is te base for growing as a person. In México we have a lot of common problems as in many other countries. Do what are you doing and don´t stop.

Best regards.
J.Letechipia from México
twitter.com/MrLete

mariita
Friday, August 20, 2010

oh
ammm
i love
hussein♥
oops...!!
sorry... :S

LAN0722
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dear Queen Rania I would like to say how lovely you are and I think you are very amazing in all that you do for your country and people. I have never been but I hope to oneday. Your country has biblical value to me and I have seen many pictures of all the beautiful places that are there. Thank you for your time. God Bless You and your family.

yusufimran
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dear Queen Rania.
I was lucky enough to spend time in your country a long while ago, and I have nothing except good memories and interesting experiences from it. I also am an admirer of the voluntary work you do. May Allah bestow upon you of his bounties, you have been blessed with intelligence, beauty and a soft heart, May Allah grant you good in this world and the next, ameen. I hope inshAllah you and your family have a good Ramadan.
Next time you make duaa, please dont forget us.
Asalamalaikum wr wb.

YaraK
Monday, August 9, 2010

My dear Queen,
I really admire all your activities,and though I'm not sure if you will read this personally I simply needed to thank you and express my appreciation for a specific activity you have made, It's the book " Salma & Laila",I bought the book for my 3 years old daughter, and I almost cried as I read the book,this is exactly what we need, in my opinion our life problem is diversity and our ability to accept, tolerate and appreciate the difference. and since then, I read it for my daughter every night before she sleeps telling her that diversity is a richness,that we have to love diversity..
I'm a designer/illustrator/writer/translator from Egypt, and I currently manage the translation unit in the national council for Human rights in Egypt. I had a little experience your majesty,we made a study about school books for children in Egypt, and we found that we lack a culture for acceptance of the other, and basic human rights principles.Therefore, as an Arab citizen I just wanted to thank you and express my appreciation, admiration to such initiative..

Yara Kassem

saba
Friday, July 16, 2010

my dear Queen, you are a great inspiration for me, i love your initiatives that you take, not only for the people of your own country but for all of mankind. i admire you for your endless efforts and the way you maintain a balance between your personal life and your work, in spite of such a huge responsibility that you have. i really wish to meet you once in my life. Many people have different reasons of coming Jordan, as Jordan is really a good place to visit, but i have just one reason to come and that is "YOU". love you, May ALLAH bless you and your family

Heartbeat
Monday, July 12, 2010

Her Majesty Queen RANIA,

Nice to see all the good work you are doing to make this world a better place. To honor your good work, I have named my daughter (born on June 11, 2010) after you and I pray to Allah that she will also work towards the betterment of humanity and this world.

May Allah give you health, happiness and long life. Keep up the good work and keep smiling.

Haroon

rajai_mran@yahoo.com
Saturday, July 10, 2010

HER MAJESTY QUEEN RANIA,

I am from Pakistan and doing job in Saudi Araia.I wish to get admission in ACCA UK Based degree ut I can't afford.I can do if YOU support me.

I lok forward YOUR +tive reply.

Imran Younas
rajai_mran@yahoo.com

rajai_mran@yahoo.com
Saturday, July 10, 2010

HER MAJESTY QUEEN RANIA,

I wish to join you for your educational cause.

I am sure that you will consider me.

Regards,

Imran Younas
rajai_mran@yahoo.com

Saikrao
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Her Majesty Queen Rania,

I watched your presentation in the World Economic Forum 2010 with a lot of sceptisim. Then as I was engaging and listening to your conversations I started to listen to the authenticity in your communication. I suddenly realied that the whole script was coming from your heart and not being refered to the notes that you have prepared. That made me realise your commitment to transform the world by educating the chidren of the world by giving them right knowledge, right behaviour and right wisdom so that their thinking, planning and actions are consistant with that and that will bring a whole new possibility for the world. I know that you know that this is a mission and it will take more than our life times to fulfill on. I want to acknowledge you for your courage and your greatness for loving the humanity and taking the bull by the horn to transform what matters in the world.

I am from India and was working with an MNC as a Vice President and in 2003 did a program called the Landmark Forum which transformed my life. I gave up living my live in pursuit of my personal interests and started dedicating my life for the transformation of individuals and organisations. I got trained extensively in this transformative education and I am now a expert in Human development. The education that I have mastered implies to every aspect of life and I will be more than willing to offer my services to transform education and transform the way education is rendered to children. I am currently working with a MNC in their talent transformation group and the purpose of joining them is that I saw an opportunity to make a difference to the huge workforce that they have. However I see an opportunity to do that in a big way when I am associated with your team.

Once again I thank you for being so generous and great to human beings of this world. Its a privilege to be in communication with you.

Best Regards

Sai Krishna Rao

mu7ammad07
Thursday, July 1, 2010

her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah
We would like to thank you for the march that're each day for the country and the people dear on you and wishes to speak has changed because there is a qualitative difference between people and're talking with people to Tstobai problems to be discretionary on the resolution and the Sri're on educational initiatives to raise awareness and help your children in Jordan and outside Jordan To get the best start in life through reform.
Queen Rania is working to get a good education and acting as the advocate for UNICEF and awareness-raising organizations for needy children in many of the initiatives
I am a citizen I do not want Jordan stopped short of writing because the Queen is rich from all of this expression, but not our hands on the way thanks and appreciation to Ann on the approach that we wish all the best for the people and help children and we are with you hand in hand

Once again, we would like to thank you for the tremendous efforts towards the nation and all that under the shadow of His Majesty King Abdullah Ibn Al-Hussein years of age and may Allah make it Zkharen this great land and under you

emieflores
Thursday, July 1, 2010

DEAR QUEEN RANIA:
WHAT AN INSPIRING LIFE! I HOPE WE HAVE THE SAME OUTREACH
PROGRAM HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR OUR NEEDY, SO DEPRESSED
CHILDREN.

EMIE S. FLORES

alealvi
Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dear Queen, Im from Chiapas, Mexico I really admire your work, I love your country and I hope one day go to help them. I worked in indigens comunities and I could see all that them need.
I would like to help you, I can be a voluntaire if you need me. I hope your oountry grown up, as far as you want, because your dreams for your country are biggest.
God constinue blessing you and your family, I wish visit your country one day and help your people.

irene84
Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dear my Quenn,
I'm italian (from Sicily exactly) and I'd like that Her Majesties that might be to visit my land. Sicily is a country of contrasts, different cultures and expressions. The glorius past of the Sicily is an evidence: Romans, Grecians,Phoenicians, Arabs and Normans... A mix of traditions.In this period Sicily is a bridge between the cultures of the Mediterranean, a crossroads of cultural and commercial relations. I think is an honor to have Their Majesties for a holiday or an official visit. I hope so much
Cordially,

Irene.

OLEG
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dear Queen. I would southerly join you for the kids of palestine if there would be a guaranty that the money and hard work would not come to the hands of terrorist groups. and it would not provoked anybody to make hard decisions. like it was with "humanitarian aid" that was nothing like provocation. because Israel sad to ships that it will allow them to prosyd to gaza after hay will check that there is now weapons. but they refused.
so if you willing to make better world you have to start from not from education of children! but from cleaning the world from organizations that not giving to thous children to learn.

arymslg
Friday, June 11, 2010

Dear QUEEN,
I AM A HUMBLE LAW STUDENT FROM INDIA WITH A LOT OF WISHES FOR A BETTER WORLD AND BETTER LIFE, PLEASE LET KNOW IF THIS NO ONE COULD BE OF ANY HELP

fedarasmi@hotmail.com
Friday, June 11, 2010

Dear Fouza (Alnaimi )I read your comment ,
I think we have the same reasons to come here. :)
i would love to communicate with you..
feda

Harmony
Friday, June 11, 2010

Dear Queen,

I have just watched you on Oprah and I do respect what you stand for. I have one question for you, why don't most wealthy Arab Muslim countries do more for their fellow muslim/Arab people. I am quite fusterated by the situation in Palestine, where aid is not even allowed in the country because of the Israli army. Why isn't more aid, more help given to the children and women, families of that country? I am not about the politics but about the basic human rights of any human being that has a right to live on this planet. Too much money is put into making the worlds tallest tower in Dubai, but yet help is being overlooked in countries in need. Is this what being a Muslim is all about? Have we lost our perspective of what's right and what's wrong?
As a fellow Muslim woman, I am fusterated to see this happening time and time again, and if I were an Arab woman I would be even more enraged about not helping my people.
I hope you have the power to get some kind of attention happening for these people in need.
Kindest Regards.
Harmony.

Laura
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dear Queen Rania,
You are such an inspiring woman to me, for all that you do, especially for children and their education, and the person that you are. Beauty and intelligence in one. I'm from The Netherlands, but I'm looking forward to visit your beautiful country once. Thank you for giving me the inspiration to become a powerful woman like you in every essence of the word! You truly are a blessed person!
Yours sincerely,
Laura

modarumman
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dear our Queen Rania, Good day to you and our headcrown king abdullah!
I am very proud to be a friend of you here in jordan.
Trust you well get this message and to start a communication
Thank you

www.cinziatomassini.it
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dear Queen Rania,
if it's possible I wish make a great picture in a school in Jordan or in a hospital. I am an italian artist and I hope with the art to give something that beautiful for all. Thank you and thanks for this website. But for all, thank you because You are a wonderful person and together can make much.
If it's possible this project we can write.
Best regards
Cinzia Tomassini

Laura Medina
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dear Queen Rania,

If is ok for you I would like to have some tips from you for my personal life.

If you practice sports, how often and which activitieS; what kind of food you usually eat and what kind of diet you follow.

I apologize for asking something so personal but as you are an example for me I would like to know what you suggest.

I look forward to hear from you,
Best regards,
Laura Medina
Portugal

MyShangrilah
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dear Queen Rania,

I've a PhD in Education from Australia and I live in the Middle East. I'd like to donate my help to you with respect to reforming Education, especially for women.

Please contact me if you feel I could be of benefit.

Kind regards,

Dr. (Ms) Storme, PhD.

AngelaWright
Friday, May 21, 2010

As an American who travels the world I wanted to say that this past December my husband and I were in Jordan and I fell in love, with the people and the history and the scenery. I am ashamed to say that in America there are many lessons we can learn from you and your people, like education, how to educate the people, how to help others to have good clean homes and to hold down and good job. And I must say how impressed I am that your country takes in immigrants and educates them, trains them, helps them and then gives them the dignity to stay in your country as a legal citizen. I with America would take some lessons from the kind and wonderful way you treat this situation. Thank you for opening my eyes to a new way of thinking, I am sharing it with all that I can. And I must say that if i ever have a chance living in your country among your amazing people would be my honor.

strike_a_light
Thursday, May 20, 2010

A favorite inscription over collegiate portals in Moslem Spain reads: "The world is supported by four things only:the learning of the wise,the justice of the great,the prayers of the righteous,and the valor of the brave."
Your humane Majesty,
May God give you the power to achieve your humanitarian goals.The world will get smaller when hands of empathy and internal goodness reach out to support it.

JelleHielkema
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Esteemed Queen Rania,

From what I see of you in the press and recently on Italian television, you come across as a most sincere and open personality who would like to see this world changed for the better, starting with education.
In this context I would like to share with you some pertinent material which was very recently published in The Netherlands and the USA and which is based on a 3000-year old 'cosmic code' of the Ancient Chaldeans. It goes too far for this message to explain the details but if we could establish e-mail contact I would be happy to forward you this material for your review.

With most kind regards from la bella Roma.

Jelle U. Hielkema

mariita
Monday, May 17, 2010

oh... que linda familia...!!

chokchai
Saturday, May 15, 2010

Long Live Her Majesty Queen Rania

shamspanhwar
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

dear queen rania,
i hope that u will be ok with ur great health and happiness with ur family.ur majesty ,really u r a great woman, great mother, great socail worker, great scholar, great inttelactual, great care taker of childern, i suggest that childern noble prize should be given to u her majesty queen rania. bec now on this globe their is no any other heartbreathig woman that she devoted life for childern specaily arbs specaily pelstine childern, bec they need this time too much help of the world peoles, i know that was great nation but now is demise from their rights, heartedly cordail greetins and congratulation you ur majesty, u taken some steps for that purpose, what i do for this purpose i dont know bec i have nat soursces, but i am with u as ur online community. but here is also very slow community , here is also no fast activties ur majesty. God keep u happy and with all pleasures of life as u desire, thanks. shams panhwar lawyer +923422640554. shamspanhwar@gmail.com www.myspace.com/shamspanhwar

MerlinDIno
Monday, May 3, 2010

I always admired Rania , not only for her physical beauty but for the literacy and knowledge that she radiates with .... I will never forget her interview on Oprah show when she spoke with confidence and superb literacy. I am from Bosnia , she has done enormous humanitarian work in Bosnia. I do wish I was her stipend sometimes but maybe in he future. We do need people like Rania , no matter what others say , ... we can't be run over by some quazi Literate self proclaimed heroes from some far and distant countries... we all need to radiate with goodness,literacy and nur.

HINDUSTANI BA
Saturday, May 1, 2010

TO HER GLAMOROUS MAJESTY
INTERESTED TO TALK WITH U ABOUT THE MATTERS OF EDUCATION ,SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGY DESCENDANTS OF BOTH IMAM HASSAN AND IMAM HUSSAIN ,THE PATHETIC HISTORY OF SAYYIDS/SYEDS ,THE MUSLIM COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD,EVERYTHING BASED UPON THE SYEDS AND MUSLIM RELATED TOPIC.
SO, YOUR EXCELLENCY, NEED YOUR CELLULAR NUMBER.

Linda1978
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dear Queen Rania,
I am impressed of you as a beautiful woman with so much courage and sense for humanity. I wish that more people with that influence will be more like you. I adore you and for that reason (and because I like that name so much) my little doughter has got your name Rania as 2nd name. I hope she will be some kind like you when she is a grown up...
With kind regards
Linda from Germany

pjest2006
Friday, April 23, 2010

Dear Queen Rania

I saw you on Oprah and I have to say that you left me very impressed!
I love to see people like you, especially "A Queen" to talk and look like such a down to earth person. You remind me of Lady Diana. I do have to ask, do you do have a secret for such beautiful flawless skin? Ester

Hiranya
Monday, April 19, 2010

Dear Queen Rania, Good day to you madam!
I am very proud to be a friend of you here in Sri Lanka.
Trust you would get this message and consider my earnest, humble request and to start a communication how you could help to re-build this nation after 30 years of war.
Awaiting your response on my personal email, Hiranya.demel@dialog.lk
Thank you

Al Naimi
Friday, April 9, 2010

Hello Queen Rania, I worked in Jordan for three years 2006-2008 I tried my very best to meet with you but I failed. I did implement your vision in Education development for two years in 5 districts and almost 700 schools; Al Badia Alwosta, Jerash and three districts in Mafraq. I wanted to share with you the outcomes of the holistic approach and the participatory methodology which based on international standards and best practices but I wasn't lucky to have the chance to do that. We held a conference to share success on 28.01.2008 under the patronage of your Majesty; we published a proceeding and sent to your Majesty office.
"Systematic Approach to the Institutional Performance Development of Districts and Schools in Jordan"
Conference attendees (600) met in six different halls, shared their experiences and the lessons learned. Participants included representatives from the Royal Commission on Education, the two MOE Secretary Generals, most central Managing Directors, and all Field Directorate Directors along with three or their key personnel. Many other agencies and donors involved in the ERfKE1 program also attended with a focused discussion in each hall on one of the three main co