At a recent ceremony held on its campus, King’s Academy honored Orange Jordan for its support and contributions to its educational mission. Through a generous gift made in the school’s early years, Orange became a valued partner in King’s Academy’s mission to cultivate future generations of independent, creative and responsible leaders.
The event, held on October 28, 2013, was attended by members of the board of trustees and senior staff of King’s Academy, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orange Jordan, the CEO and the management team of Orange Jordan, in addition to various influential figures from the local community.
King’s Academy Chairman H.E. Karim Kawar and Headmaster John Austin thanked Orange Jordan for its generosity, emphasizing the importance of such support to the ability of King’s Academy, a not-for-profit educational institution, to fulfill its mission.
Orange Jordan’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Shabib Ammari spoke about the important role education plays in the shaping of young minds and future leaders. He affirmed that good learning is the building block for the future development of any community, and that this is especially true in a country like Jordan where the dominating demographic consists of youth.
“Our support for King’s Academy is one that stems from the commitment the latter shows for educational growth, as it provides a comprehensive educational experience that effectively combines academics, extra-curricular activities, and community service,” explained Dr. Ammari.
Established in 2007, King’s Academyis an independent, co-educational boarding and day school that provides outstanding young men and women from Jordan, the Middle East and beyond a unique educational experience blending an American style of education rooted in the liberal arts and sciences with Middle Eastern history, traditions, language and cultural values.
As the only co-educational residential boarding school of its kind in the region, King’s Academy is the most diverse school in the Middle East and is a pioneering leader in need-based financial aid. This year, 485 students from Jordan and 29 other countries are enrolled at King’s. Of these, over 42 percent receive need-based financial aid.
It is worth noting that Orange Jordan supports several educational endeavors in addition to King’s Academy. It offers annual academic scholarships to distinguished Tawjihi students in collaboration with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) as well as granting scholarships to the Princess Sumaya University for Technology students. Furthermore, the company supports the Madrasati initiative through the rehabilitation and maintenance of facilities within 14 schools distributed across the Kingdom’s governorates.