(Amman – Jordan, April 2016) The Royal Health Awareness Society and Nestlé Waters held a joint meeting last Wednesday to discuss existing collaboration between the two organizations. An official delegation from Nestlé Waters headquarters led by company’s Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Waters worldwide and executive vice president of Nestlé S.A., Mr. Marco Settembri, visited RHAS to learn about the current partnership between RHAS and Nestlé Waters with regards to Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), which is currently being implemented by RHAS in their 91 publics healthy schools across Jordan.
Director General of RHAS, Hanin Odeh, explained to the delegation, the way that the project is being implemented by RHAS as one of the health education standards for RHAS’ key program: the Healthy Schools, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. She has also demonstrated the impact and success story of Project WET since its inception in 2012.
Mr. Settembri expressed the company’s willingness to extend further support to RHAS to implement Project WET in more schools, while supporting RHAS’ Healthy Schools program, to ensure a sustained expansion of these two connected programs in the country.
Commenting on the visit, which came following a visit to one of the Healthy Schools in Al Husseiniyeh- Ma’an, also supported by Nestlé Waters Jordan, Odeh added: “We are extremely delighted to continue with this fruitful cooperation with Nestlé Waters and we truly value this partnership with a company that is deeply rooted in Jordan and the Middle East. We look forward to enhancing the work we have started together, to raise the awareness of more students around the conservation of water and its importance, more so in a water scarce country like Jordan.”
Mr. Settembri was accompanied by the CEO of Nestlé Zone Asia, Oceania, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Lazaro Rivademar, the Senior Vice President for Finance, Mr. Jacques Bodevin, as well as Dr. Rasem Dabbas the General Manager of Nestlé waters Jordan.
From his side Dr. Dabbas, praised the partnership and committed to continue supporting RHAS’ activities and projects, especially those related to conserving water through the WET project.
The Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS) was established in 2005 under the direction of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah to promote health awareness and to empower Jordanians to adopt healthy lifestyles and behaviors. To achieve its mission, RHAS adopts a comprehensive approach, through implementing preventative public health and safety programs based on the right to health for all, targeting school children, youth and the community at large.
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