Rania Al-Yaseen was born on August 31, 1970. After obtaining her BA in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo in 1991, she began her career in the banking sector in Jordan and then worked in the field of information technology.
On June 10, 1993, she married Prince – at the time – Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein, who assumed his constitutional powers as King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the seventh of February 1999. Their Majesties were blessed with His Highness Prince Al Hussein, the Crown Prince, Princess Iman, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem.
In addition to being a wife and mother, Queen Rania works with all her energies to improve the quality of life of Jordanians by supporting their endeavors and contributing to finding new opportunities for them.
Locally, Her Majesty has made great efforts in the fields of developing the government educational system, empowering communities and women, protecting children and families, and encouraging innovation, technology and leadership through society, especially among youth.
Internationally, Her Majesty is recognized as an advocate for spreading tolerance and compassion, and for building bridges between people of different cultures and backgrounds. Its efforts in countering stereotypes towards Arabs and Muslims have gained international respect.
Her Majesty also has a global voice in ensuring that children around the world have access to quality education.
Her Majesty is also keen to shed light on the rights, needs and aspirations of refugees and the most needy people around the world.
In addition, Her Majesty the Queen supports the work of the United Nations Foundation and the World Economic Forum through her position on their respective boards. Her Majesty is the first prominent advocate for children chosen by UNICEF, and she was chosen as a member of the High-Level Advisory Committee to map out the post-2015 global development agenda.Her Majesty is also on the board of advisors of the International Rescue Committee, after the committee had chosen her on its board of directors.
In recognition of the work of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Her Majesty received many awards locally, regionally and internationally.
Initiatives of Her Majesty Queen Rania.
1. Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development.
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah launched this institution in 2013 with the aim of improving education outcomes in Jordan and the Arab world.
The Foundation provided the opportunity for more than 2000 students to participate in specific programs aimed at improving and developing their performance and upgrading their skills in reading and numeracy.
The Foundation used large databases to assess the reality of education in Jordan to develop a comprehensive understanding of the most important problems and challenges it faces.
The Foundation made recommendations for using feasibility studies on integrating and improving technology in the educational system at the level of Jordan and the Arab world.
The Foundation worked with the Ministry of Education to enhance its ability to use evidence and activate technology to support decision-making.
2. Jordan River Foundation.
Empowering communitiesIt is one of the main programs of the Jordan River Foundation, which embodies its commitment to sustainable human development.
The Jordan River is one of the leading institutions in the field of child protection from abuse.
_ Training and consulting.
Training and consulting services are based on the rich and cumulative experience of the Jordan River Foundation in projects and initiatives of social and economic empowerment of local communities across the Kingdom.
The Jordan River Foundation seeks to provide sustainable economic opportunities for local community women by developing their capabilities as independent breadwinners within their families, by providing job opportunities within the institution’s productive projects.
For school learning, it provides free educational resources that simulate the school curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
4. Children’s Museum Jordan.
A non-profit educational institution launched by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah in 2007, the Children’s Museum provides more than 150 interactive scientific exhibits inside the exhibits hall and in the museum’s outdoor courtyard and educational facilities that include the library and art studio in addition to educational programs, events and shows available throughout the year.
5. Royal Society for Health Awareness It.
is Jordan’s guide and conscience regarding our health. The experience and energy of the association’s staff, the students ’innovative ideas, and the commitment of the association’s partners, will guarantee Jordanian families a better, healthier life.
6. My school.
Madrasati was launched by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah as a non-profit organization to improve the physical and educational environment of the most neglected public schools in Jordan.
Madrasati served 683 Jordanian government schools run by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and were identified as the least performing and most in need of renovation and assistance in educational development.
My school reached 300,000 students, 12,000 teachers, and 800 volunteers in 12 governorates in Jordan.
7. Queen Rania Teacher Academy.
Queen Rania Teacher Academy works to equip every teacher in Jordan and the Arab world with the skills needed to empower a generation of creative students in the twenty-first century.
8. Queen Rania Al Abdullah Award for Excellence in Education.
We foster educational excellence and draw inspiration from it to see creative and creative generations.
9. Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans
The Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans, launched in 2003 at the initiative of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah and established in 2006 under the name of the Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans, aims to provide opportunities for young orphans to complete their higher academic studies in universities and community colleges or to pursue vocational education. The fund believes that investing in the education of orphans is an investment in the entire society, because of its positive impact that extends beyond graduation.
10. National Council for Family AffairsTaking.
care of every member of the family is our responsibility towards our communitiesThe cohesive family is the most capable of facing the challenges of the times and achieving progress
(Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Chairman of the Board of Trustees)
Queen Rania wrote a number of children’s stories, namely:
_ Swap the sandwiches.
_ Maha of the Mountain.
_ The gift of the king.
Honorary awards and certificates.
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah has received more than 20 international awards and honorary certificates in recognition of her efforts and work in various fields.
2002 Italian Presidential Gold Medal from the Pio Manzo Center.
2005 Award from the General Organization for Sesame Tales Program, USA.
2007 Humanitarian Action Award from the United Nations Association of America in New York, USA.
2008 YouTube Creativity Award.2009 North / South Prize, Portugal.
2009 FIFA Presidential Award in recognition of its efforts in supporting the campaign “Goal 1: Education for All”.
2010 Knight of Arab Giving Award from the Arab Giving Forum, United Arab Emirates.
2010 Distinguished Leadership Award, USA.
2010 James C. Morgan Humanitarian, USA.
2010 Selection of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah on Glamor’s “Woman of the Year” list, United States of America.
2013 Global Citizenship Award from the Atlantic Council, USA.
2015 Walter Rathenau Prize from the Walter Rathenau Foundation, Germany.
2015 Children Around the World Award, Queen Silvia Foundation, USA.
2016 Andrea Bocelli Humanitarian Award, Italy.
2016 Humanitarian Award from the Foreign Press Association, United Kingdom.
2016 Golden Heart Award from the charity “Heart for Children”, Germany.
2017 Global Leadership Award from Vital Voices, USA.
2017 Appreciation Award for her humanitarian role and efforts in childhood issues from “Fashion Relief”, France.
2018 Influential Person of the Year Award at the Social Media Entrepreneur Summit, United Arab Emirates.
Honorary certificates. 2001 Honorary Doctorate in Law from the University of Exeter, UK.2008 Honorary Doctorate in Educational Sciences from the University of Jordan.
2008 Honorary Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.
2015 Honorary Doctorate in “Development Science and International Cooperation” from the University of Sapienza, Italy.
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Honorary Awards and Certificates / Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah website