Ladies and gentlemen, we have royalty amidst us! Today we honour a diva who is dedicated to the cause of education and health – Queen Rania of Jordan
She married Jordanian King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein in June 1993 and was proclaimed the Queen of Jordon once her husband ascended to the throne in 1999. After marriage, Queen Rania, who was then a Princess, started her philanthropic efforts which most notably include sectors of education and health.
One of her most lauded efforts includes the Jordan River Foundation in 1995 which promoted children’s welfare over political and cultural barriers. She’s also a strong advocate of cross cultural acceptance and tolerance and has used her position to clear up misunderstandings that the western world may have about the Arab culture.
For her work and efforts, Forbes ranked her as one of the most powerful women in the world in 2011.
Queen Rania – The young face of the Arab world
Queen Rania is one of the few royals to embrace social media. She has her own Facebook account, YouTube channel and Twitter account which she uses to interact with her followers. She also uses her YouTube channel to spread awareness about education, health and the Arab culture.
In 2000, UNICEF invited Queen Rania to join its Global Leadership Initiative where she works with other leaders like Nelson Mandela to improve children’s welfare. In 2007, for her efforts, she was named UNICEF’s first eminent advocate for children.
In 2002, Queen Rania joined the World Economic Forum, where she has participated in many panels and discussions that include topics like education, reform, women and cross culture exchanges.
Why Queen Rania is a mDhil diva?
Queen Rania is not only at the forefront of her country’s social and economic welfare, she’s also a famed supporter of health. She recently handed awards to 48 schools which were able to implement the nation schools health standards.
For doing all that she does and doing it with panache and style, we are honoured to brand Queen Rania as a mDhil Diva.
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