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Princess Basma checks on Goodwill campaign activities in Wadi Araba

By Petra - Dec 15,2012 - Last updated at Dec 15,2012

AQABA — The National Goodwill Campaign on Saturday ramped up its activities in the Greigreh and Risheh areas in Wadi Araba, located in Aqaba Governorate.

HRH Princess Basma, president of the campaign’s higher committee, presented urgent assistance to 200 families in Risheh and grants for three charities.

She also presented financial support to a handicraft workshop and listened to a briefing from women working on the project on the help they need to continue serving their community.

In addition, the princess checked on a tourism project implemented by five Risheh area women who briefed her on their achievements, stressing the importance of the project in meeting the needs of visitors entering the country through Wadi Araba.

During the tour, Princess Basma visited clinics at the free medical days being held by the campaign for Risheh and Greigreh residents and checked on patients receiving the free services.

More than 800 residents of Greigreh and 650 from Risheh benefited from the two days of free medical services.

While meeting with Risheh residents, Princess Basma underlined the important role the local community plays in identifying its needs in order to enable officials to meet them, calling on the concerned voluntary, private and public entities to cooperate to provide all means of support for the underprivileged.

She stressed the need for community leaders to take part in voluntary efforts to render the work of the campaign successful, citing the significant role young people and women play in developing communities.

Also during her visit, the princess stopped by the clinic and physical therapy unit at the Risheh Development Centre, which is affiliated with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD).

A total of 350 women have received medial treatment at the centre, while 17 benefited from physical therapy in 2012, according to its director Basma Abu Shalhoub.

She noted that 400 people received computer training courses at the facility this year.

Launched in 1991 by JOHUD, the National Goodwill Campaign has grown over the years to become synonymous with support for the poor and the marginalised.

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