Queen Rania visits children at Dar Al Aman on Mother’s Day

March 21, 2016

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Amman) On the occasion of Mother’s Day on Monday, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited children currently residing at Dar Al Aman, The Jordan River Foundation’s (JRF) Child Safety Center.

The center was established in 2000 to temporarily provide protection for child victims of abuse.

Queen Rania met with a number of the center’s caregivers and in-house teachers, accompanied by Director of JRF Enaam Al Barrishi, and Child Safety Program Manager at the Queen Rania Family and Child Center, Muntaha Harasis.

The center’s staff updated Her Majesty on how it gets the children up to speed with their education, especially if their difficult circumstances have forced them to skip school. Depending on each child’s evaluation, the center assesses whether a child can be placed in a public school, or be schooled at the center.

School-aged children are usually enrolled at public schools near the center, and those under the age of six benefit from specialized early childhood development programs at the center.

The Queen thanked the teachers and caregivers for their dedication to helping vulnerable children and easing their suffering.

She also met with two girls at the center, who have both excelled in school, despite their abusive backgrounds that have forced them to seek protection at Dar Al Aman. One of their teachers said the girls’ progress is testimony to the success of the center’s educational and psychosocial support programs.

Queen Rania visited the center’s residence units, where each caregiver looks after up to eight children in one unit.

Her Majesty also spent time with children while they were hand-making Mother’s Day gifts including paintings, beaded accessories, crafts and greeting cards. The children gifted Her Majesty a hand-made beaded necklace, as well as Mother’s Day greeting cards from each child.

 Dar Al Aman’s other services include medical and psychological care, as well as reintegrating beneficiaries back into their homes, or finding them safe permanent placements elsewhere. The center accommodates up to forty child victims of violence of all ages.