(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, August 31 (Petra) – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah will celebrate her birthday on Tuesday, August 31, marking the conclusion of another year spent in public service of the people of the Jordan. In line with the national vision of His Majesty King Abdullah, Her Majesty has strived to empower the Jordanian people and expand opportunities for their growth and development.
Queen Rania is an impassioned champion of education equality, taking a keen interest in the education sector and its related initiatives. Working alongside Jordanian civil society organizations, she has continued to support national efforts to reform and enhance education, channeling her efforts through the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF). The foundation also runs Edraak, a digital learning platform offering free Arabic-language open educational resources to school-age and adult learners.
Since the onset of the pandemic last year, Her Majesty has added her voice to the many around the world sounding the alarm on the pandemic's dangerous ripple effects, calling on the international community to address rising global inequality, particularly with regards to access to quality education.
Taking part in numerous virtual events, she has stressed the need for global vaccine equity, noting that any single country's inability to recover from this crisis could lead to widespread instability and insecurity.
"We are all in a race against a pandemic, not against each other," Queen Rania said during the Warwick Economics Summit, held virtually in February 2021. She explained that, while everyone has suffered some kind of loss since the start of the pandemic, "this loss hasn't been felt equally," noting that women worldwide have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic.
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