Queen Rania stands up to bullying


Published: 2018-04-16 10:59

Last Updated: 2018-04-16 11:19

Queen Rania in Sweileh Secondary School for Girls. (Petra)
Queen Rania in Sweileh Secondary School for Girls. (Petra)
Roya News Source

Her Majesty Queen Rania visited the Sweileh Secondary School for Girls on Sunday to support the activities of a new anti-bullying campaign, entitled “Say No to Bullying,” which was launched by Jordanian singer Aziz Maraka, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Queen Rania’s Madrasati initiative.

The Queen attended a workshop on combating bullying, which was facilitated by Madrasati and attended by a group of students from different grades.

During the workshop, she stressed the importance of fighting bullying in all its forms, including cyberbullying, noting that it is one of the most dangerous forms of bullying. More importantly, the Queen warned against sharing photos and videos on social media of students who have been exposed to violence.

After the workshop, Maraka held a concert in the school’s playground, where he performed a number of his hit singles, including a song titled “Wagif,” which he had composed especially for the campaign.

Later on, he discussed the importance of standing up to bullying and the need for finding a solution to this serious problem.

The singer performed at 10 private and two state schools across the Kingdom as part of the “Say No to Bullying” campaign.

Bullying incidents have been on the rise in Jordan as of late. Earlier in March, a tenth grader was pronounced dead after he was badly beaten by his classmate at a school in Irbid. In a similar incident, another student was shot in the head outside his school in Amman, after a fight broke out between him and his fellow classmates.