Queen Rania Visits a Khreibet Al Souq Charity

June 24, 2015

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah paid a visit to Khreibet Al Souq Women Charity Association in the Greater Amman Municipality today and met with its board members and beneficiaries. Her Majesty also checked on the living condition of several families in the area.

After her visit and meeting, Her Majesty passed by Mervat Awwad (Um Ahmad)’s house, a mother of four, whose family is one of the association’s beneficiaries.

Upon arrival to Khreibet Al Souq Women Charity Association, Her Majesty was received by Ms. Tamam Ajaleen, Chairman of the Association and Ms. Nadia Ismail, Project Manager. Ajaleen and Ismail briefed the Queen on the association’s activities and several expansions since its 1997 inauguration.

Later, she met the Association’s board of directors and was briefed on the Association’s mandate, achievements to date and future plans.

Ismail elaborated on the Association’s objectives which include increasing families’ income through providing income generating projects, supporting and empowering the youth sector, increasing production level through conducting vocational trainings, 
enhancing community’s cultural and social levels by offering diverse lectures and workshops, and, of course, supporting underprivileged families and the local community through financial and in- kind support.

While at the Association, Her Majesty toured the facilities and chatted with a group of youth from the area. Her Majesty listened to how the Association’s programs help them develop skills in order to find employment or start their own projects.

Projects implemented by the Association include a productive kitchen, which produces traditional Arabic sweets among others, and a library that offers a learning space for children and parents alike.

Her Majesty also attended part of a literacy class for women in the community and spoke with them about the benefits of these classes and how what they learn reflects on their daily lives.