King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Share Ramadan Day with Orphans

September 08, 2008

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department - Amman) Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania on Monday visited children at Al Hussein Social Institution in Al Ashrafieh, which provides care for orphaned children.

The King and Queen spent part of the afternoon with the institution's 132 resident children to check on their conditions as part of the King's efforts to keep in touch with members of the Jordanian community, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

Prior to the visit, King Abdullah made sure that the institution had received all its requirements.

In one of the institution's houses, the King and Queen joined children as they were playing.

Their Majesties toured the institution's different facilities and were briefed on the services they provide.

According to the institution's director, Rania Khasawneh, the facility is one of the biggest welfare societies in the Kingdom providing accommodation, food, education and health services as well as recreational activities to its resident children.

Established in 1953, the institution cares for children from one day to six years.

Meanwhile, upon the directives of King Abdullah, around 25,000 orphan and underprivileged children with their families attended iftar banquets in 50 different locations across the Kingdom.