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(VIDEO) News Regarding His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.

On Thursday, July 23 2015, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan visited the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces, The Arab Army, in Amman.

During today’s visit His Majesty “…checked on the level on readiness of formation and units of the Armed forces, voicing his pride and confidence in the armed forces…” according to Petra News.

His Majesty King Abdullah II is Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces.

(VIDEO) News Regarding TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan.

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan presided over the opening of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development annual ceremony in Amman, Jordan.

 

(VIDEOS) TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Celebrate Independence Day.

On Monday, May 25, 2015, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah and other members of the Jordanian royal family attended a ceremony in Amman to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the independence of Jordan (aka Independence Day).

According to Petra News, during’s ceremony His Majesty “…bestowed medals and orders of various types upon several institutions and a group of distinguished figures in recognition of their efforts in supporting the Kingdom’s ongoing development.”

(VIDEO) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Visits a School in Madaba.

On May 19, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Al Ma’mounieh Al Gharbieh Secondary Mixed School in Madaba.  The purpose of today’s visit, according to Petra News, was to:

“…check on the Healthy Kitchen Project, implemented by the Royal Health Awareness Associations (RHAS), in collaboration with the World Food Program (WFP).  

Her Majesty praised the efforts put in by all parties involved and emphasized the importance of supporting such entrepreneurial programs that reach and serve communities, and contribute towards creating jobs that benefit women.

[Her Majesty] also highlighted the importance of reviewing the challenges faced, emphasizing the importance of documenting them, to study the feasibility of expansion and increasing the program’s reach to more schools.

Her Majesty [then] stopped by a classroom where she met with and greeted Al Aqsa Charitable Society kitchen employees who gave her a brief on the process and benefits of producing healthy and nutritious food for students.

Before leaving the school, Queen Rania stopped by a third grade classroom to check the healthy food packages given to students. She also attended a short lesson on healthy eating habits that was being given to the students in an interactive, fun and informative manner.”

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Opens an Exhibit in Amman.

On Monday, May 18, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in (JNGFA) Amman to officially open the special exhibition, Hussein Madi in Amman, by well-known Lebanese artist, Mr. Hussein Madi.

During today’s opening Her Majesty viewed over 115 works — paintings, giclée prints, and sculptures — donated to the JNGFA by Mr. Madi and “…was briefed about the art pieces by the artist himself…” according to Petra News.

(VIDEOS) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Attend the 57th International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan attended the 57th International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen in Aachen, Germany.

The prize “…honors exceptional work performed in the service of European unity. According to its bylaws, it is given to public figures or bodies ‘distinguished by their outstanding work toward European unity or cooperation between its states.’ “

Dr. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, was presented with the prize for his efforts as an “…outstanding mentor of a united Europe who has earned important and lasting merits for his efforts towards a strengthening of parliament, parliamentarianism, and democratic legitimation in the EU.”

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(VIDEO) News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan.

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Shifa’ Bint Awf School for Girls, checked on the progress pf several educational projects carried out by the Jordan Education Initiative (JEI) as well as Watan Music Chamber in Amman.

 

TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Attend the Launch of ‘Jordan 2025′.

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended the launch of the ‘Jordan 2025′ in Amman.

According to Petra News, ‘Jordan 2025′ is a:

“…10-year blueprint for economic and social development.  The plan, also dubbed ‘2025 vision’, is based on two scenarios: A conservative one that assumes that the economy would grow by 4.8 per cent in 10 years, and an ambitious scenario that suggests the economy would expand by 7.5 per cent in 2025, Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said in his remarks at the ceremony.

The prime minister said the document features a long-term vision for Jordan’s economy that includes over 400 policies and measures to be implemented by the government, private sector and civil society to support economic development in the coming decade.

He added that these policies and procedures seek to boost the rule of law and equal opportunity, and achieve financial sustainability and self-sufficiency.”

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits the Orient Spirit Development Organization.

On Wednesday, may 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Orient Spirit Development Organization in Amman.  This fantastic group is a vocational training center for individuals with disabilities.

According to Petra News, during this afternoon’s visit Her Majesty:

“…stopped by several stations where the students demonstrated their acquired skills such as handicraft and accessories making, embroidery, sewing and stitching, painting, woodworks and music.

Her Majesty expressed her admiration in the quality of some of the products made by the students and listened as they told her how the center helps them market and sell their work. Queen Rania also spoke with the trainers and participated in creating a mosaic piece with some of the students.

During the tour, accompanied by Mr. Sami Nasser, founding manager of Orient Spirit, Her Majesty listened to songs recited by the students to highlight the arts program that teaches various arts skills that help students develop their imagination, creativity, and self expression through music, painting, drama, mosaic and accessory making.

In attendance was also Mrs. Falasteen Awad, director of Orient Spirit, who briefed Her Majesty about the center’s programs such as Academia, a basic teaching program to help the students read information, and do basic mathematics in their everyday lives. Awad added that the center also teaches students life skills including personal hygiene, money management, cooking, and recycling. Moreover, the students are also taught soft skills that help them overcome communication challenges.”

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits the Al Badia Society for Women’s Development.

On January 20, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Al Badia Society for Women’s Development in Khashafiet Al Shawabkeh in Sahab District.

According to Petra News, during today’s meeting Her Majesty:

“…met with representatives from three local societies working on women’s empowerment and their economic development.  [Her Majesty also] listened to a briefing about Fida Jordan (FJ), a Finnish NGO that has been operating in Jordan since 2004 and supported the establishment of several local societies.

Her Majesty discussed with the beneficiaries their successes that were achieved thanks to local societies’ partnership with organisations such as FJ, which has branches across 30 countries and firmly believes that poverty does not only mean the lack of financial resources but also the lack of knowledge. 

Queen Rania also stressed the importance of promoting best practices in economic empowerment for women and discussed ways that encourage them to play an active role in the development of their communities.”

 

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Attend the Opening of the 2014 Information and Communications Forum. (VIDEO)

On November 12, 2014, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended the opening of the Information and Communications Forum held at the King Hussein Business Park in Amman, Jordan.  The theme of this year’s two-day conference, MENA ICT Forum 2014: Disruptive Technologies, will focus on the “…latest advancements in the ICT domain in Jordan and the Middle East and Africa…”according to the news agency, Petra News.

The news agency also notes that during today’s opening His Majesty:

“…inaugurated a premises for the ‘Grow – Entrepreneur’ initiative, which seeks to empower Jordanian youths and launched Eman1 project as well as the first Jordanian computer manufactured by Jordanian developers as one of the most efficient giant computers in the region.”

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Presides Over the QRF Board Meeting. (VIDEO)

On November 11, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan presided over Queen Rania Foundation and Development (QRF) board meeting in Amman.

According to Petra News, today’s meeting focused on:

“…a potential early childhood development project which the QRF will discuss with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social Development.  The program aims to improve the level of services provided to children and infants in nurseries at public schools and organizations as well as  build a number of partnerships with institutes  that work in the same field.

The meeting also discussed the latest developments of EDRAAK, a massive online course (MOOC) platform, that was launched by Queen Rania last May.  Since its launch EDRAAK has hit more than 110,000 registered users, out of which 40% are females.”

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Celebrates the 5th anniversary of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy. (VIDEO)

On Monday, November 10, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) in Amman.

According to Petra News, during today’s visit Her Majesty “…praised the efforts of the QRTA’s and added that she considers teacher training a priority as teachers are the most important pillar of the educational system.  [She] also expressed her hope that parents would witness the positive impact teacher training has had on their children’s performance in the classroom…”