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Queen Alia competition winners honoured

By Laila Azzeh - May 18,2014 - Last updated at May 18,2014

AMMAN — HRH Princess Basma on Sunday presented awards to winners of the 2013/2014 Queen Alia Competition for Social Responsibility.

The theme of the 29th annual competition, organised by the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), was solar energy and its use, bringing the issue to light through awareness campaigns that reached more than 551,611 households across Jordan, according to organisers.

“The success of the competition is linked to citizens’ interaction with it and participation in its activities and awareness messages,” said the princess, who is president of JOHUD’s board of trustees.

During the ceremony, attended by JOHUD Executive Director Farah Daghistani, Princess Basma noted that the competition will mark its 30th anniversary next year with new programmes that meet the needs of the local community and improve social behaviour.

Muzahem Muhaisin, president of the competition’s higher committee, underlined its importance in entrenching volunteerism and social responsibility among citizens in cooperation with the public and private sectors, and civil society organisations.

He said the value of this year’s 551 awards amounted to JD46,850 donated by philanthropists and state agencies.

Launched in 1995, the competition seeks to shed light on prominent issues such as water, the environment and health and to raise public awareness on ways to address these issues by distributing questionnaires to education departments across the Kingdom.

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