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Transcript of Queen Rania
Rania al Abdullah was born in Kuwait In 1991 she graduated from American University with a degree in Business Administration In 10th June 1993 she married Prince Abdullah of Jordan In 7 February 1999, Rania and Abdullah became Queen and King after the King Hussein died. In December 1995 Rania established the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) By Sarah, Guang and Chiquita She has been bestowed upon the awards of being one of the most beautiful women in the world and that of being one of the most influential women of the Arab world. As the wife to the King of Jordan, this woman is an activist for popularizing education for all and has been involved in initiatives for increased female empowerment and literacy improvements. Her efforts to engage with the youth and to make common the cause of Islam and that of her country, through progressive medium like a You Tube channel of her own, has made her incredibly popular in not just the youth in Islamic countries but even worldwide. She also enjoys the role of being a fashion icon in her own right. Wow! Who are we talking about? Wait a second...what's that? Well, it's about empowering communities through children and women, basically what the picture says! So it's working against child abuse, educating women and developing communities? Yeah, that's right! Want to go back to the timeline now? Since Rania became Queen she has done a lot of other amazing things especially in the areas of: youth developing communities education empowering women globalisation environmental sustainability financial/economic challenges cross-culture dialogue improving health conditions So what has she really done? Well... In October 2005, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the King and Queen launched an annual teachers’ award, the Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education In April 2008 the Queen launched “Madrasati” (“My School”), a public-private initiative aimed at refurbishing 500 of Jordan’s public schools over a five-year period. She initiated the Al Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans in 2000. At the 2008 World Economic Forum in Davos, she launched the "Empowering One Million Arab Youth by 2018" campaign, which was conceived by INJAZ Arabia. In 2000, in recognition of her commitment to the cause of children and youth, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) invited Queen Rania to join its Global Leadership Initiative. The Queen works alongside other world leaders, such as Nelson Mandela, in a global movement seeking to improve the welfare of children During her April 2009 US trip, Queen Rania joined leading education advocates Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Counsellor to the Secretary of the Treasury Gene Sperling to launch "The Big Read" as part of Global Campaign for Education's global action week calling for quality basic education for all children She used her youtube channel to educate and correct people about stereotypes of Muslims and Arabs and to encourage people to support her causes In 1998, under the direction of Queen Rania, the JRF embarked on a project that aims to deliver non-financial business support and training to microentrepreneurs in order to assist them in launching, expanding, and improving their businesses In 1998 she oversaw the launching of JRF’s Child Safety Program, which aims to address the immediate needs for protecting children at risk of abuse, and to adopt a long-term campaign to increase public awareness about violence against children. “Dar Al-Aman,” the Child Safety Center--the first of its kind in the Arab region--became operational in August 2000, offering protection and rehabilitation to abused and neglected children and counsel to their families. And many more noble causes, which led to Dama di Gran Croce dell'Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana
Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav as well as the positions of: Named UNICEF's first Eminent Advocate for Children
Honorary Chairperson for the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)
Honorary Chairperson for the Global Campaign for Education
Part of the Board of Directors of the International Youth Foundation (USA)
Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Foundation Board.
On the Foundation Board of the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL)
Part of United Nations Foundation Board of Directors
Co-Chair of the Arab Open University
Honorary Chairperson of the Jordanian Chapter of Operation Smile and that's just to name a few... why is her life extraordinary?
why is she a woman of wonder? let's go right back to the start... She sounds just like any other woman, but in her years she has made a difference is this world. Rania al Abdullah has no superpowers, but she's used her talents to help others. Her life is extraordinary because she's made it extraordinary by doing something worthwhile. She's a woman of wonder. the end :)