Rania receives Humanitarian Award

  May 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan received the James C. Morgan Humanitarian Award at Microsoft on Wednesday May 20, 2010. The award is handed out to people who use technology to benefit humanity, as Queen Rania was chosen for her use of social media to promote education, human rights and women’s issues through twitter, youtube and facebook. Speaking at the news conference, Queen Rania said “I’m really honored and humbled to receive this award,” moving on to say “light into darkness and hope to the hopeless,” and “technology is helping humanity move forward.”

Mary Humiston, group vice president of human resources at Applied Materials said about Queen Rania “By lever-aging social media, she has allowed us to connect with people and with causes.”

The award ceremony will not take place till November at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California but they decided to give her the award while she was in the United States for the Microsoft CEO Summit in Redmond.

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