Queen Rania Receives FIFA Presidential Award
Queen Rania Al Abdullah was honored with the prestigious 2009 FIFA Presidential Award for her work with the ‘1GOAL: Education for All’ foundation. Her Majesty received the prize on Monday during the annual FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich, Switzerland.
After she received the prize from FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, Queen Rania said during her speech that “we have a long way to go, with lots of hurdles to overcome, but I hope that many more people will join us in our journey towards a world in which all children can realise their dreams of getting a proper education.”
1GOAL was launched last August in Wembley Stadium, London, with the support of FIFA and the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), and in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania, co-founder and global co-chair of the initiative. The 1GOAL campaign is dedicated to making the concept of universal education into a reality.
You can find more information about Queen Rania’s work with 1Goal here.Filed under Jordan
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