Creating Tkiyet Um Ali to provide sustainable food support and humanitarian food aid to Jordan's underprivileged has been the greatest honour of my life. My late father, His Majesty King Hussein, helped me realise this dream, and it was the brainchild of my late mother, Her Majesty Queen Alia, whose humanitarian work remains one of my greatest inspirations. I have been a conduit only, and have been humbled and blessed by the unwavering support of His Majesty King Abdullah. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tkiyet Um Ali’s establishment, I am so proud of what has been achieved throughout this journey to eradicate hunger, extending a helping hand to every person in need across our country.
In a world where hunger continues to affect thousands of individuals and families in our beloved Jordan, it is our moral and collective duty to address this pressing issue. At Tkiyet Um Ali, we firmly believe in our responsibility towards the society, and that every underprivileged citizen has a right to receive our services. Throughout the years, we have dedicated our efforts towards eradicating hunger, and through our firm commitment and the support of our donors, volunteers and partners, we have made significant strides towards achieving our mission.
20 years of accomplishments and a journey, through which we managed to reach more individuals, provide sustenance to more families, and preserve the dignity of those in need. We have also made great strides in expanding our outreach efforts, collaborating with local communities and forging partnerships with like-minded organisations. Despite all the challenges that this journey has introduced, Tkiyet Um Ali delivered 2,858,653 food parcels, and served 2,844,202 hot meals and Iftar meals at the organisation’s headquarters in Amman, and 299,577 Udhiyah were performed on behalf of our donors.
Nonetheless, we are well aware that our battle against hunger is far from over, and we pledge to continue on this path, out of our belief that when kind and compassionate hearts unite towards a common goal, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of many individuals and families.
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the members of our Board of Directors for their commitment in overseeing Tkiyet Um Ali’s daily operations; and to our employees for their hard work and tireless efforts in serving our beneficiaries. Our sincere thanks and appreciation also extend to our kind-spirited volunteers, whose work continues to be at the heart of what we do - work that is undertaken with humility and dedication, stemming from them belief that everyone is worthy of dignity and respect. It is with these values, strong partnerships, and the continued commitment of our volunteers that Tkiyet Um Ali remains well positioned to serve our community, starting its journey 20 years ago and continuing well into the future. Thank you very much for joining us on this remarkable journey.
On a personal note, my involvement in Tkiyet Um Ali has been lighter touch in recent years, with my own circumstances necessitating something of an unofficial sabbatical. I am now looking forward to a more hands-on role as Chairperson once again, and to fully supporting Tkiyet Um Ali for the next twenty years and beyond with the help and involvement of Jalila and Zayed, who stand beside me as Tkiyet Um Ali’s greatest advocates and supporters.
Haya Bint Al Hussein
Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Members of the Board of Directors and the General Assembly
Members of the Board of Directors
Mr. Ala’ KhalifehSecond Vice Chairman
Mr. Ali King Shukri
Mr. Yousef Madi
Mr. Ghassan Boundakji