The Jordan Times
AMMAN — Twenty-six public university students from the Southern Jordan Valley District on Monday received educational assistance from the Goodwill Campaign’s Duroub Al Elm (routes of knowledge) programme.
The campaign also provided food parcels to 480 families in the district, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The assistance aims at alleviating economic hardships facing students and their families, and is part of the campaign’s efforts — implemented by the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) — to improve the living conditions of impoverished segments of society, according to Petra.
HRH Princess Basma, the president of the Goodwill Campaign’s higher committee, who distributed aid to beneficiaries, expressed the campaign’s keenness to provide support to students.
She highlighted the values of solidarity and cooperation the fund seeks to enhance in society to overcome poverty and unemployment.
Princess Basma stressed that the JOHUD, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will continue its efforts in advancing comprehensive development across the Kingdom, calling on students to excel in education in order to contribute to building the future of Jordan.
At the Princess Basma Centre for Development in Kafrein, the princess inaugurated a creativity centre that includes computer, robotic and music labs, and listened to a briefing on the facility’s goals to hone the skills of local youth and school students through training.
She also met with the centre’s youth committee, whose members acquainted her with their social initiatives and the role the youth can play in development, Petra reported.
Princess Basma also visited a sewing workshop at the centre and was briefed on the project, which provides job opportunities to local women and annually rolls out around 30,000 martial art uniforms, which are sold locally and abroad.
Moreover, the princess checked on a specialised medical campaign that targeted 200 students in the Jofeh Elementary School, and provided them with services in general medicine, dentistry and eye medicine.
The campaign also included distributing personal care products to students, and offered entertainment and educational activities presented by the Eureka mobile science lab.