Queen Rania Meets with the Foundation for the Future

December 15, 2009

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department - Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, on Tuesday, lauded the Foundation for the Future (FFF), for its work in Jordan and commitment to strengthening democracy and participatory citizenship across the MENA region.

In a meeting with the Foundation’s executive committee, Queen Rania was briefed on the organization’s projects, some of which are being implemented by the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) and the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) across the Kingdom.

In 2008, the Foundation established its main headquarters in Amman and has since funded various projects dedicated to promoting civic education, empowering the poor and delivering capacity building and training programs to professionals.

During the meeting, JRF Director General Valentina Qussisiya, expressed appreciation for the grant of $400,000 received from the Foundation to support JRF’s training programs aimed at developing the capacities of experts working in the Family Protection system.

Over the past two years, FFF has benefited 15 countries in the MENA region (including Pakistan) with over fifty grants, amounting to a total of $11.4 million. Grants were allocated to projects which are focused on enhancing human rights, democratic governance, civic education and women’s empowerment.

Members of the FFF committee who attended the meeting included: Nabila Hamza, President, Kamel Abu Jaber, Board Member and Treasurer, Hassan Shawareb Research, Networking and Fundraising Senior Officer, and Francesco Rosa, Chief Operating Officer.