The Story of the Princess Alia Foundation
HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein & Sharifa Sarra Ghazi When Lyn White, an animal cruelty investigator, mooted the idea of an organisation to alleviate and prevent the appaling abuse of animals she was daily witness to, Princess Alia immediately embraced it and saw in it the opportunity to help humans in need as well as animals. Tireless in her charitable work and a woman of limitless compassion, Her Royal Highness nonetheless needed support to get the idea off the ground, and the obvious choice was Sherifa Sarra Ghazi, someone already committed to animal welfare and education, and highly organised and motivated besides.
The Foundation is now well established. Although staffed entirely by volunteers and dependent on finance and support from kindly individuals and organisations within Jordan and around the world, its reputation and reach continue to grow. The New Hope Treatment Centre was launched in 2010 to provide medical care for animals, and Growing Together (Equine Therapy) initiated early in 2012 is already showing remarkable results with troubled and autistic children. The story of the Princess Alia Foundation, its triumphs and tragedies, hopes and dreams, and the small miracles that take place each day, is told here – at times harrowing and heart-breaking, at times joyful and uplifting. Above all, it is indisputable evidence of the humbling and transformative power of kindness.
Written with passion and humour and gloriously illustrated, this book should be compulsory reading in every part of the world, to reawaken the seeds of compassion that live in all mankind but all too often lie dormant through ignorance or social conditioning, to remind us that we share this planet and our destiny with all living things, and to promote the balance, harmony and respect of all creation.
218 mm Portrait
276 pp Hardback
Fully illustrated throughout
- Weight: 1.1 kg
- Width: 21 cm
- Depth: 2.5 cm
- Height: 28 cm