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(VIDEO) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Visits a Retirement Home.

On October 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Home of the Human Care in Fuhais, Jordan.

According to Petra News during today’s visit Her Majesty:

“…toured the home, which consists of three floors; the ground floor includes the reception area, offices, kitchen, laundry and the nuns’ rooms. Each of the first and second floors include 30 rooms for the elderly, a common room, a dining room, and other multipurpose rooms.

Her Majesty also visited and checked on one of the residents, a 96-year-old woman. She also thanked the team running the home and commended the quality of service and care provided.

The home — run by the Franciscan Sisters of the Cross Congregation of Lebanon — is built on a plot of land donated by Late Father Yousef Ne’mat, whose daughter is currently a nun at the Home. Father Ne’mat also contributed the cost of construction. Services provided by the home are considered of high standard and include nursing, spiritual and human care in addition to entertainment services. Father Hikmat Haddadin contributed a seed fund to start the building of a new extension.”

(VIDEO) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Receives an Award.

On the evening of September 24, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to attend the World Childhood Foundation’s Thank You Gala 2015.

During last Thursday’s event Her Majesty received the 2015 Childhood Thank You Award from Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden.  Her Majesty Queen Rania received the award “…in recognition of her support for the rights of children…” according to Petra News.

(VIDEOS) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Receives an Award.

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan received the Walther  Rathenau Prize from the Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Angela Merkel, at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany.

Her Majesty received the award for her commitment to peace and understanding between peoples, religions, and between the East and West.   Dr. Werner Hoyer, CEO of the Rathenau Institute, noted that Her Majesty is a “…courageous builder of bridges, her voice internationally is heard against violence and for tolerance across cultural and religious boundaries [which] is needed more than ever, especially in this day and age.”

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

On the morning of September 8, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with the German Ambassador to Jordan, Ms. Birgitta Siefker-Eberle, and Dr. Michaela Baur, Country Director of German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Office in Jordan and Lebanon at the royal palace in Amman.

According to Petra News, today’s meeting:

“…came in recognition of GIZ donation to Madrasati Jordan.  During the meeting, Her Majesty noted the importance of this cooperation, which contributes to education and schools that bear additional burdens as a result of the Syrian exodus to Jordan. The Queen also praised Germany’s position in supporting key sectors in Jordan.”

(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.”