Queen Rania Foundation

The Queen Rania Foundation was established by Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan in 2013 with the aim of improving education outcomes in her country and the surrounding region. Its focus is on childhood care and development, innovation in learning, and teacher training. To-date, its programmes have reached more than 85,000 educators and six million online learners.

Related sustainable development goals

  • Quality Education


6 million Arab-speaking learners

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Education
    • Early childhood education
    • Vocational education
    • Elementary and secondary education
    • Educational management
    • Education services
    • Student services

Focus populations

  • Academics
    • Researchers
    • Teachers
    • Students
  • Adolescents
  • At-risk youth
  • Children
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Parents
  • Preteens
  • Single parents

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Jordan


  • Al-Aman Fund for the future of Orphans
  • Edraak
  • Jordan River Foundation
  • Madrasti
  • Queen Rania Teacher Academy
  • Royal Health Awareness Society
  • The Association for Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education
  • The Children's Museum Jordan


  • ABC Bank
  • Arab Bank
  • Arab Potash
  • Bank al Etihad
  • Bank of Jordan
  • Crescent Petroleum
  • Education Endowment Foundation
  • Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Gemo
  • GIZ
  • Google
  • Hikma
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Jack Ma Foundation
  • Jordan Ahli Bank
  • Jordan Phosphate Mines Company
  • Room to Read
  • RTI International
  • Sheikha Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • The Levant Foundation
  • Van Leer Foundation
  • Worldview Global Impact
  • Zach Du Chao
  • Zain


  • EDRiL research project
    This is multi-year UK and Canadian funded project seeking to generate rigorous evidence to underscores what works when it comes to improving pre-tertiary learning outcomes.
  • Educational programming
    The foundation designs and implements programmes that seek to address the root causes of education challenges in Jordan, from improving reading and digital literacy skills to developing parental education and supporting entrepreneurship.
  • Research
    The foundation conducts and uses research to inform the design and implementation of innovative programmes that aim to accelerate education outcomes in Jordan and the Arab region.


Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to organisations
  • Programme related investment

Funding source

  • Royal


Key staff

  • Bassem Sa'ad
  • Samir Farrag, executive director of strategic partnerships

Contact details