RJ staff before distributing the food parcels
Royal Jordanian launched its annual Ramadan campaign starting from the north of Jordan, with employees heading to one of Irbid governorate camps and a village in the north of the country where they distributed food parcels to needy families.
The airline organized the distribution of food aid to underprivileged families in cooperation with the Social Development Ministry and charities in these villages.
RJ will carry on its Ramadan campaign throughout the holy month, giving out more food aid to inhabitants of remote villages and areas in different governorates of Jordan: Maan, Jordan Valley, Karak, Zarqa, Madaba and Balqa.
It will also hold Iftars for orphans and distribute clothes to them, and will donate medical equipment and sewing machines to women living in the south of the kingdom to help them lend some support to their families.
RJ President/CEO Captain Suleiman Obeidat said RJ employees visit different communities all over the country during the Holy Month of Ramadan in order to distribute food parcels, an annual ritual that RJ has been practicing since long years and will continue to do so.
The Ramadan campaign, said Captain Obeidat, is a translation into practice of the airline’s corporate social responsibility, which makes it interact with and help local communities.
The company carries out its duty toward the nation and its responsibility toward the underprivileged in line with the values, religion and morals of the Jordanian society.
As the national carrier of Jordan, RJ has a duty to enhance its presence and role in serving the local society, said Obeidat, adding that the company believes sustained corporate social responsibility is an essential element of the airline’s work and of the support it offers at different levels: health, youth, education and special needs.
The head of the directorate of the Ministry of Social Development, Kholoud Subeihi, expressed satisfaction with the humanitarian aid RJ is extending during the holy month every year, which performs its social responsibility to help alleviate the burdens on needy individuals.
She called upon big national companies to follow the RJ example, highlighting the positive results of joint public-private sector work on the welfare of the community.