SOFEX Supports 'Madrasati' Initiative by Sponsoring Al Youbil Al Dahabi School

Published December 28th, 2009 - 01:52 GMT

The Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) has signed an agreement to support the 'Madrasati' initiative launched by Queen Rania Al Abdullah that brings together the public and private sectors for the restoration of public schools.

Under the Chairmanship of Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein, SOFEX hosts a Global Exhibition in Marka, and have as part of their dedication to the City of Amman and particularly the Marka Community, made a contribution which will go towards the Al Youbil Al Dahabi School for Boys, located in Marka. This grant aims to repair and restore the school to enhance the learning environment for the 1130 students by making necessary renovations and better equipping the school.

Mr. Amer Tabbah, Managing Director of SOFEX stated, "It is part of our corporate social responsibility to invest in the support of initiatives such as 'Madrasati' that aims through contributions to develop the Jordanian community and transform the level of education across the Kingdom." He added, "As SOFEX is part of the Marka community we are happy to be sponsoring Al Youbil Al Dahabi School for Boys and providing our support to renovate and restore the infrastructure of the school as well as contributing to the enhancement of the school's learning environment."

Ms. Danah Dajani, Managing Director of the 'Madrasati' initiative said, "Madraisti presents an opportunity for SOFEX to direct their corporate social responsibility efforts towards a result-oriented initiative, as their donations will provide means for instant practical improvement. The primary concern that we are currently tackling is the urgent need to address the physical state of Jordanian public schools, we are therefore very grateful to SOFEX for their contribution to Al Youbil Al Dahabi School that will completely transform the school's infrastructure."

Madrasati is designed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education as a student-centered initiative that brings together public, private and non-profit partners and encourages them to be active in their social responsibility towards education. The aim is to support approximately 500 public schools across Jordan, addressing their physical state and inspiring them with an enhanced learning environment. Madrasati is expected to benefit approximately 165,000 students over the next five years.

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