Philip Morris Investments B. V. Jordan recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans, through which the company will provide local orphaned students with educational funding and sponsorship.
As part of the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts – which include a notable focus on providing better futures for orphaned and underprivileged children – Philip Morris Jordan has agreed to sponsor educational opportunities for 23 orphans. By partnering with Al-Aman Fund, the company will provide funding for 17 students to receive vocational training, while six more local orphans will receive university scholarships.
Speaking on the occasion, Al-Aman Fund Executive Director Ibrahim Al Ahmad pointed out that this initiative will further assist the non-profit organization in securing academic funding for a number of orphans. He added that this agreement is considered a step forward in achieving the fund’s goal of providing an ever-increasing number of orphans with the chance to complete their educations, in order to give them the opportunity to live dignified lives, without being a burden on society.
Also speaking on the occasion, Philip Morris Investments B. V. Jordan’s Corporate Affairs Manager for Jordan & Palestine, Anmar AlDajani, said, “This initiative reflects our deeply rooted sense of obligation toward the development and empowerment of underprivileged or marginalized segments of society. By providing the Kingdom’s orphaned students with educational support, we are demonstrating our strong belief in the capabilities and potential of these individuals. We at Philip Morris Jordan are eager to follow these students as they develop into active members of local society.”
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah launched Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans in 2003, which was later institutionalized as a non-profit organization in 2006. Since the launch of the initiative, a total of 2,773 orphans have benefitted from the fund, 1,689 of whom have successfully graduated and gone on to pursue their career paths.