- Community Empowerment
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visits the Family Care Society In Jabal Al Hussein
(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department- Amman) – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah paid a visit to the Family Care Society in Jabal Al Hussein in Amman today. The visit included a tour of the society’s facilities and a brief about the services provided to its beneficiaries.
Her Majesty commended the society’s work and dedication to their beneficiaries and stressed the need for such cooperatives to help develop their local communities.
Accompanied by Mrs. Hanan Ghosheh Al Hassan, Director General of the Society, Her Majesty toured the sewing workshops and the exhibition area where she saw firsthand the income generating products that the society’s benefactors produce.
The Queen also met with a group of 30 members and beneficiaries of the society, during which she was briefed on the main services the society provides. Her Majesty heard from some of the beneficiaries about their main achievements through their interaction with the society.
The Family Care Society was established in 1969 by a group of women who saw the need to provide services to refugees and other underprivileged families.
To date the society has almost 400 beneficiaries and provides several services to the women living in the surrounding area of Jabal Al Hussein in addition to other areas such as Marka and some refugee camps such as Al Baqaa, Hiteen, Al Hussein and Al Talbiyeh.
Some of the services provided by the society include a kindergarten for 50 children in Jabal Al Hussein, in addition to other kindergartens established in different refugee camps, traditional dress and handicrafts workshops, and distribution of food to underprivileged families. The society is also in the process of establishing a production kitchen to benefit the women in the local community.