AMMAN — In line with her efforts to empower local communities and provide them with need-based services, Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday inaugurated the new premises of the Rmeil Charitable Society located in Al Jiza District.
Her Majesty met with the society's board members and area residents who thanked the Queen for her support to improve the standard of development and educational services provided to local communities.
The new facility was built after Her Majesty met with local residents of Rmeil village in 2011 and they expressed their wishes for a bigger building so that it could benefit more people in the district, located some 30km south of the capital.
The facility will also serve a number of nearby villages, according to a statement released by the Queen's office.
At the meeting, Queen Rania conveyed His Majesty King Abdullah's greetings, congratulated the residents on the new premises, and praised the dedication they have shown in enhancing living conditions in their village.
Her Majesty noted that projects are more successful when they are implemented by members of the local community who can best identify their needs and are thus able to come up with the most practical solutions.
Rmeil Charitable Society Director Khalid Suheim noted that with the new premises they are able to receive hundreds of beneficiaries, whereas barely three people at a time could fit in the old building.
Suheim also talked about the society's services such as funds for revolving loans provided by the Ministry of Social Development and the Hashemite Fund for Badia Development. To date, these funds have enabled 16 families to start their own income-generating businesses.
The society also provides financial support to underprivileged students and families.
Her Majesty also visited the Tor Al Hashash Secondary School for Girls in the district to check on students starting their second semester after the mid-year break.
Fadwa Al Ruwei, the school principal, briefed the Queen on renovations to the facility carried out jointly by parents, teachers and students to improve the learning environment.
Queen Rania stopped by some classrooms and listened to students describe how these changes positively affected them and instilled values of citizenship and responsibility towards their community.