Queen Rania recognizes Orange Jordan for its support of “Madrasati” Initiative

Published March 9th, 2009 - 10:11 GMT

Queen Rania recognizes Orange Jordan for its support of “Madrasati” Initiative

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah recognized Orange Jordan- the sole integrated telecom operator in the Kingdom- for its support of the “Madrasati” initiative launched by her Majesty last year. Orange Jordan and Orange Foundation, France Telecom's corporate social responsibility arm, contributed to renovating some of the country's most broken schools, helping to create a better learning environment for students.

Jordan Telecom Group CEO Mr. Mickael Ghossein, along with other Madrasati supporters, received an award from Her Majesty in recognition of the company's support. Expressing his gratitude and delight for receiving the award, Ghossein said: "Her Majesty's encouragement of the public and private sectors and civil society entities is the real reason behind the success of this initiative. Madrasati truly addresses the key issues of the educational sector in Jordan. We take immense pride in being part of this socially responsible effort."

Ghossein said that Orange Jordan donated JD500,000 to support the initiative over the next five years, adding that the support stems out from the company's sense of responsibility towards the Jordanian society in general and school students in particular who deserve all the care and attention. "Building an appropriate learning environment for these students will encourage them to look forward to a bright future. The initiative aims to restore infrastructure of public schools, which mostly suffer from lack of financial and technical resources. We believe that every student has the right to learn in safe schools.”

“In the first phase of the initiative, Orange Jordan helped renovate four schools spread over the Kingdom, which were Izz el-Deen al-Qassam primary school, Queen Alia School for the Deaf, and the Rajm al-Shami al-Gharbi primary and secondary schools. We have also supported these schools' educational programs, teaching and learning methods, and plans to develop the educational system over the next five years," Ghossein added.

“Orange has always been aware of its social responsibility towards Jordan. We are also committed to supporting the royal vision that draws the future of Jordan and its people. Madrasati seeks to make education a social responsibility among the private sector,” he continued.

Divided into five stages, the Madrasati initiative was launched in April 2008 by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah to overhaul at least 500 of the country's most dilapidated public schools.

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