Queen Rania visits the Orient Spirit Development Organization

May 06, 2015

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited today Orient Spirit Development Organization, a vocational training center dedicated to the habilitation and training of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and learning difficulties, in Amman, and met with a number of their students.

During the visit, the Queen stopped by several stations where the students demonstrated their acquired skills such as handicraft and accessories making, embroidery, sewing and stitching, painting, woodworks and music.

Her Majesty expressed her admiration in the quality of some of the products made by the students and listened as they told her how the center helps them market and sell their work. Queen Rania also spoke with the trainers and particpated in creating a moasic piece with some of the students.

During the tour, accompanied by Mr. Sami Nasser, founding manager of Orient Spirit, Her Majesty listened to songs recited by the students to highlight the arts program that teaches various arts skills that help students develop their imagination, creativity, and self expression through music, painting, drama, mosaic and accessory making.

In attendance was also Mrs. Falasteen Awad, director of Orient Spirit, who briefed Her Majesty about the center’s programs such as Academia, a basic teaching program to help the students read information, and do basic mathmatics in their everyday lives.

Awad added that the center also teaches students life skills including personal hygiene, money management, cooking, and recycling. Moreover, the students are also taught soft skills that help them overcome communication challanges.

Before entering into the workforce, the Center offers job training to empower special needs students and help them with securing jobs or internships after mastering certain skills. Currently, ten of its students are training at Tahboub and Geneva Hotel once a week.

Established in 2006, Orient spirit is a vocational training center dedicated to the habilitation and training of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and learning difficulties. The center was established with the primary objective of enabling trainees to harness their inert abilities toward leading active, productive lives.