Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the Kingdom’s primary gateway to the shipping lines of the Red Sea and Levant, organized a celebration marking Jordan’s 65th Independence Day anniversary in cooperation with the Madrasati Initiative.
The event, which was held on June 2nd 2011 at the King Abdullah II School for Excellence, included all schools within the Aqaba governorate that fall under the support umbrella of the Madrasati initiative, including Al Shamilah School for Girls and the Saffiyah Bint Abdul Mutaleb School, which ACT officially sponsors as part of the initiative. The terminal’s support of the schools comes as part of its unwavering commitment to the local community and a reflection of its staunch belief in the importance of providing healthy educational environment where students can thrive and achieve their full potential.
The celebration comprised of a number of Jordanian traditional poetic segments, in addition to an exhibition where 11 schools from Aqaba and the surrounding villages showcased art crafts, eco-friendly products, in addition to demonstrating their skills in the arenas of IT and web design.
In his keynote speech during the celebration, Soren Hansen, ACT’s CEO, underscored ACT’s dedication to developing and improving the local community, particularly in line with the objectives of Madrasati, explaining that ACT intends to adopt more schools under the initiative in the near future. Mr. Hansen also stressed the company’s commitment to participating in different national occasions and to share the joys and celebrations of the Jordanian people, serving as an active constituent in Jordan’s continued growth and prosperity.