HRH Princess Ghida Talal Graduates 150 Students from the King Hussein Cancer Center in the Back to School Program

HRH Princess Ghida Talal Graduates 150 Students from the King Hussein Cancer Center in the Back to School Program

05/07/2018

Jordan, May 2018 - HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) and Center (KHCC), graduated 150 students from KHCF and KHCC’s Back to School program in a ceremony held at the Mashrek International School theatre. Thanks to the Back to School program, these students were able to finish the 2017-2018 school year without interruption during their cancer treatment.

Lina, one of KHCC’s bone cancer survivors, stated in her graduation speech: “I realized that cancer does not mean the end, but rather the beginning of a life filled with hope and happiness. I missed a whole year of school due to treatment, appointments and tests, but the Back to School program was the reason I was able to continue my studies and change my perception about cancer; it gave me a positive outlook on life and kept my mind off of any negativity.”

The Back to School program has accomplished several achievements this year, such as helping a higher number of cancer patients including students with special needs, thanks to the support of the Ministry of Education, Arab Bank - the main sponsor of the program, and Al-Nisr Al-Arabi Insurance Company.

KHCC Director General Dr. Asem Mansour and KHCF Director General Mrs. Nisreen Qatamish both attended the graduation ceremony.