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Goodwill Campaign Distributes Assistance in Karak
05 January, 2016

The Jordan Times

AMMAN — Twenty-four students from Karak on Tuesday received assistance presented by the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development′s (JOHUD) Goodwill Campaign.

HRH Princess Basma, head of the campaign′s higher committee, presented the assistance to the students and participated in the distribution of 500 emergency food parcels and in-kind assistance to underprivileged families living in the governorate, some 140km south of Amman.

The assistance is aimed at enabling students to pursue their university education, and is part of the campaign′s efforts to alleviate economic burdens of targeted families, according to a JOHUD statement.

At a meeting with the beneficiary students and families at Al Rashidieh coeducational elementary school, Princess Basma highlighted the significance of voluntary and charitable work in supporting sustainable development in Jordan and overcoming poverty and employment.

The support the campaign receives from national institutions and individual donors is strong proof of the unity of Jordanians and their solidarity, she added, voicing pride in the role Jordanian women play, especially in Karak, to enhance social and economic development.

Karak Governor Abdullah Al Khattab said the campaign’s efforts play a major role in achieving social solidarity by supporting the social security network through sustainable programmes and diversified productive projects, the statement added.

The princess also visited the women′s cooperative society in Manshiet Abu Hammour and checked on the sewing centre at the facility.

The society received some raw materials for the sewing centre and water-saving devices to support its efforts to reduce household water consumption through assistance from the Goodwill Campaign.

During Tuesday′s tour, the princess visited the Princess Basma Centre in Karak and had a firsthand look at the programmes and activities it implements and its plans to achieve economic development through identifying community needs, securing funding and creating jobs, according to the statement.