The Jordan Times
AMMAN — Twenty male and female students from Husban district on Sunday received scholarships offered by the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development’s (JOHUD) Goodwill Campaign, according to a JOHUD statement.
The campaign’s educational programme helps students of underprivileged families across the Kingdom pursue higher education in order to be “equipped with
science and knowledge to build their future”, according to the statement.
Goodwill also provided support to several women in the district to help them establish their own “home-based business start-ups”, as part of the campaign’s efforts to help women establish income-generating projects that would enhance their families’ living conditions.
During her meeting with Husban’s Zakat committee and women committees, HRH Princess Basma, president of the Goodwill Campaign higher committee, stressed on the keenness of the campaign and its partners to instil the values of social solidarity among society members through various activities.
She noted that “all individuals and institutions are partners in providing such noble and charitable work”.
Princess Basma highlighted the importance of initiatives that empower Jordanian women to face economic challenges and enhance their families’ living conditions, praising the efforts of the women committee in Husban and their fruitful initiatives in this regard.
The campaign distributed 300 food parcels to underprivileged families in cooperation with the Zakat committee, as well as gifts and clothes to 75 children at the kindergarten of Princess Basma Centre for Development in Husban.
Director of the Princess Basma Centre for Development in Husban Neima Ghazzawi outlined the centre’s various activities and initiatives organised by the centre’s youth and women committees with the aim of serving the development process in the district.
For his part, President of the Zakat committee Hussein Awawdeh displayed the objectives and achievements of the committee since its launch in 2006, including the collection and distribution of donations to the needy.
Princess Basma expressed the campaign’s keenness on further cooperation with the committee to provide more support to the underprivileged families in the district.