Goodwill Campaign brings vital assistance to families in Karak

05-01-2016


JOHUD welcomed the new year in characteristically charitable fashion by providing scholarships and in-kind assistance to hundreds of families in Karak.

HRH Princess Basma, head of the campaign’s higher committee, presented valuable scholarships to 24 local students and participated in the distribution of emergency food parcels and in-kind assistance to 500 underprivileged families living in the governorate. The financial assistance guaranteed by the scholarships will enable students to pursue their university education, helping to alleviate the economic burdens and difficulties faced by local families.

At a meeting with the beneficiary students and families at Al Rashidieh coeducational elementary school, Princess Basma highlighted the significance of voluntary and charitable work as a means of progressing the development process in Jordan, and as a means to combat poverty and unemployment. The support the campaign receives from national institutions and individual donors represents strong evidence of the unity and solidarity of Jordanians, she added, voicing pride in the role Jordanian women play, especially in Karak, to enhance social and economic development.

Karak’s Governor, Abdullah Al Khattab, said the campaign’s efforts play a major role in the fight to achieve social solidarity, by supporting the social security network through sustainable programmes and diversified productive projects.

The princess also visited the women’s cooperative society in Manshiet Abu Hammour to view the sewing centre at the facility. 
The Goodwill Campaign then donated some raw materials for the sewing centre and water-saving devices to support local efforts to reduce household water consumption.

To conclude Tuesday’s tour, the princess visited the Princess Basma Centre in Karak and took a first-hand look at the programmes and activities it implements, as well as its plans to achieve economic development through identifying community needs, securing funding, and creating jobs.