Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah is the wife of H.M. King Abdullah II, but is also in her own right an educational activist with global appeal. Through sheer hard work, she has developed the biggest virtual following of any Muslim in the world, and she defends and humanizes Islam and Arab causes in-and to-the West as effectively as any Muslim scholar in the world.
HM Queen Rania is the initiator and key leader behind the launch of several educational initiatives such as the Jordanian Madrasati, ‘My School’, a project for the development of Jordan’s public school system. She is also the co-founder and global chair of the ‘1 Goal: Education For All’ campaign which calls for the complete primary schooling of all boys and girls in the world by 2015. She attends high-level meetings (Davos, WEF etc.) to promote her vision of education for all.
In April 2010, Queen Rania launched her children’s book ‘The Sandwich Swap’ (which made the New York Times best seller list) through the United Nations Bookshop in an initiative to promote cross-cultural understanding among youth.
Queen Rania embraced socal media and new web-based technologies early on and wholeheartedly. She has an amazingly popular YouTube channel with over 6.7 million views and a very popular website (www.queenrania.jo). She also has close to 3 million followers on Twitter and 1.4 million likes on Facebook.
8 (Petra)-Addressing the audience at the Harvard Arab Weekend (HAW) yesterday, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah said that a narrative of hope for a brave and confident Arab World that debuts bold role models and showcases exciting results is in our ...
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan announced Friday the launch of Edraak, an education initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education. The Arabic-language MOOC portal is powered by the Open edX platform announced in September, ...
8 (Petra)--Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah witnessed, yesterday in Boston, the signing of an agreement to launch Edraak, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) established in ...and more »
Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan unveiled Edraak, an online education website for the Arabic-speaking world, during a visit to Harvard on Thursday. A collaboration with edX, the virtual education platform founded jointly by Harvard and MIT, the new ...
Amman, Oct. 26 (Petra) -- Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan sits with Al Arabiya network primetime anchor Muntaha Al Ramahi in an exclusive interview. Speaking from her home in Amman, Her Majesty tackles some of the Arab region's most ...
Amman, Oct. 28 (Petra) - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan stressed the urgency of education reform, regionally, and the transition to democracy and rising violence and polarization in the Arab world. Three years into the Arab Spring, Her ...
Case in point: Princess Iman Bint Abdullah. The 17-year-old princess has grown up before our very eyes. Luckily, the Jordanian royal has a stylish mom, Queen Rania, to look up to as she grows into a young woman. We caught a glimpse of Iman yesterday ...and more »
During the ceremony, which was under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the Minister of Education, H.E Mohammad Thneibat highlighted that 'this generous patronage reasserts the importance of education and health to the Hashemite ...and more »
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan announced Nov. 8 the creation of Edraak, an education initiative that will be a Massive Open Online Course portal for the Arab world and will bring education to millions of Arabic-speaking students ...and more »
November 7 (Petra)--Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended yesterday in New York the UNF/ "UNA-USA" Global Leadership Awards Dinner held to highlight the vital role the UN plays in helping the global community advance peace, prosperity and justice ...and more »