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Queen Rania visits Basmet Al Khair Charitable Society

By JT - Dec 02,2015 - Last updated at Dec 02,2015

Her Majesty Queen Rania visits the Basmet Al Khair Charitable Society for Women in Balqa Governorate on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Wednesday visited the Basmet Al Khair Charitable Society for Women in Balqa Governorate and checked on their projects and work within the community. 

During a visit to Allan village and Zai District, Queen Rania met with Buthaina Zoabi, the society director, who briefed her on its background, main projects and achievements to date, according to a statement from Her Majesty's office. 

Zoabi later introduced the Queen to members of the Plumbing and Energy Cooperation Society — a project implemented by Basmet Al Khair that was established in July 2015 by a group of women plumbers, trained and certified by the Vocational Training Corporation.

The project trains and prepares qualified and competitive women in the plumbing profession by raising awareness and educating local communities about the importance of house maintenance and plumbing, as well as conducting water conservation sessions for women and school students.

During the visit, Her Majesty also toured the premises and stopped by the kindergarten classrooms that teach English and Arabic, as well as PE at the gymnasium, according to the statement. 

The kindergarten also aims to integrate students with disabilities.

Later, at the Allan Cultural Forum, Queen Rania met with its manager, Khalid Zoabi, Buthaina Zoabi and a group of women representatives from various sectors in Zai District. 

Her Majesty discussed with them the various projects being implemented in the area, expressing her pride in their achievements and Basmet Al Khair’s activities.

Since its establishment in 2009, the Basmet Al Khair society has provided income generating projects, vocational training, financial aid and in-kind support for underprivileged families, its director noted. 

These include water harvesting projects, awareness lectures for young people, solar heating ventures, beauty salons, a ladies’ gym and kindergartens.


The projects are funded by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Global Environment Facility and International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development, UN Habitat and the Jordan River Foundation, the statement said.

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