The Jordan Times
By Laila Azzeh
AMMAN — Some 250 underprivileged families in the western suburbs of the capital received blankets, winter clothes and foodstuff on Thursday under an initiative that seeks to instil the spirit of volunteerism and social work among school students.
The assistance, donated by students at Al Hassad Tarbawi School through the National Goodwill Campaign, was delivered to beneficiaries at their homes.
The initiative is part of the campaign’s partnership with the private sector, according to the organisers.
“This initiative will be the beginning of new cooperation projects with other educational institutions,” HRH Princess Basma, president of the campaign’s higher committee, said on Thursday.
“We look forward to establishing more partnerships with the private sector to continue carrying out the goodwill campaign’s activities with utmost success,” the princess added.
During a ceremony to honour organisers of the initiative, she called on the local community to support the campaign and its various activities.
The National Goodwill Campaign, launched by the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development in 1991, provided support worth JD1.8 million to more than 20,000 people during 2012 and 2013 and continues to be synonymous with support for the poor and the marginalised.
At the end of Thursday’s ceremony, Princess Basma honoured the donors and listened to a briefing on the school’s social work activities.