Queen Rania Attends a Fundraising Lunch Banquet for the Madrasati Palestine Women's Network

May 10, 2010

(Office of Her Majesty- Press Department- Abu Dhabi) During Her working trip to the United Arab Emirates, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended, Sunday, a fundraising lunch banquet held by the Madrasati Palestine Women's Network.

The banquet, held at the Intercontinental Hotel's ballroom, and attended by about 380 women including the spouses of members of the diplomatic corps in the UAE and social celebrities, began with a presentation showcasing the deteriorating state of schools in Palestine.

It also included a fashion show of traditional dresses and an auction of an antique Jordanian dress, which was sold for Dh60,000.

Launched by Her Majesty, last April, the network comprises of a group of women from the Arab World, who will, individually or collectively, organize functions and charity events to raise funds and help further Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s initiative, Madrasati Palestine.

The network will hold fundraising events in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Palestine, and Lebanon.

If you would like to be a part of the Madrasati Palestine Women's Network, please call: +962 79 7990000 or send an email to: wnetwork@madrasati.org

Madrasati Palestine, launched by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, is an education initiative to renovate disadvantaged schools under the auspices of the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, in East Jerusalem.