JKB backs Al-Aman Orphans programme
Amman, February 19, 2008
The Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) will cover the tuition fees of five of the Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans’ beneficiaries for a period of one year.
Through its collaboration with the fund, JKB will also cover the living costs of 10 beneficiaries for a period of one year, paying for food, accommodation, transportation, clothing and educational supplies, said an official spokesman.
This initiative by the JKB comes in alignment with the vision of Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, the founder of Al-Aman Fund, to equip orphaned and abandoned youth that have graduated from orphan care centres around the Kingdom with the higher education and skills necessary to become successful, self-reliant, and productive members of society.
The support schemes offered by Al-Aman Fund to these youth include educational scholarships, coverage of living expenses, counseling, apprenticeship and employment, and medical insurance.
“Our decision to collaborate with Al-Aman Fund stems directly from our belief in the important role that sound education plays in equipping individuals to become self reliant community members. We at JKB also believe that it is our duty as integral parts of the Jordanian community to provide our youth with the tools they need to live dignified lives,” said chairman and CEO of JKB Abdel Karim Kabariti.
“I would like to thank JKB’s management for its support and for helping us in our quest to secure a brighter future for our beneficiaries. On this occasion, I would also like to add that the practice of social responsibility is the national duty of all able society members and institutions that aspire to build a better tomorrow for this country and its citizens,” said executive director of Al-Aman Fund Maha Saqqa. – TradeArabia News Service