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Jordanians' good citizenship, loyalty keys for positive change — Queen

By JT - Feb 10,2016 - Last updated at Feb 10,2016

Her Majesty Queen Rania attends the sixth Jordan Volunteers Forum in Amman on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — The good citizenship, loyalty and kindness of Jordanians are among the most important factors in bringing about positive change in their communities, Her Majesty Queen Rania said Wednesday. 

The Queen made these remarks while attending the launch of the sixth "Jordan Volunteers Forum" on Wednesday at the Royal Cultural Centre, according to a statement from Her Majesty's office.

The forum highlighted the accomplishments of Jordan Volunteers over the past year, as well as the group’s online and offline initiatives, which are reaching a wider network of volunteers and beneficiaries.

Her Majesty said she was proud of the young volunteers and delighted with their initiatives that have institutionalised the concept of volunteerism in the country.

Jordan Volunteers President Motasem Masalmeh, and its founder, Mohammad Jaber, discussed their newly launched services with the Queen. 

The new services include a smartphone application that makes finding nearby voluntary activities easy in all governorates. It also sends reminders of events, as well as useful tips about volunteerism.

While at the forum, Queen Rania browsed the Jordan Volunteers online platform, which gives members in different governorates access to courses in voluntary work. 

These online courses are designed to enhance volunteers' skills and abilities, the statement said.

Her Majesty also listened to a briefing on the forum, which included overviews of the members’ initiatives, their goals, and how they would like to see the future of volunteerism evolve. 

The brief was followed by a short film highlighting the success story of one of the group’s humanitarian initiatives.

Members of the group gifted Her Majesty a copy of a book titled "Jordan Volunteers Experience", written by the group’s members.

Since its launch in 2009, 33,000 members have joined the Jordan Volunteers group and have been able to organise hundreds of volunteer activities in different sectors. 

The elderly, orphans, people with disabilities and paediatric cancer patients are among the group's beneficiaries.  

Jordan Volunteers is registered as a non-profit company under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply.

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