Queen Rania Visits Orphans at Mabarrat Um Al Hussein

August 23, 2011

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department- Amman) – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah made a visit to Mabarrat Um Al Hussein orphanage today in Amman, where she met with groups of orphans, caregivers and Al Aman Fund beneficiaries and applicants. Chaired by HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal, Mabarrat Um Al Hussein was founded in 1958, by Her late Majesty Queen Zain Al Sharaf.

During the visit Her Majesty was briefed on the orphanage and the services they offer by Mr. Mahmoud Abu Sheikha, Director of Mabarrat Um Al Hussein. She was also briefed by Ms. Maha Saqqa, Al Aman Fund Director, on the outreach efforts of the Fund across the Kingdom the distribution of Al Aman beneficiaries in each governorate.

Her Majesty stopped by a workshop conducted by Al Aman Fund and attended by nominees and candidates for scholarships to enroll at universities, colleges and vocational training centers. The workshops aims at helping applicants fill their application forms and essays and complete their post secondary education.

Queen Rania also joined a group of caregivers from the Mabarrat, who discussed with Her Majesty the important role they should play in the improvement of the orphans’ education. Her Majesty commended the caregivers for their tireless efforts and selfless giving spirit, stressing the importance of orphans’ education to secure a better future for them.

Her Majesty greeted a group of orphans who are staying in the Mabarrat during their summer holiday.

Al Aman Fund’s Ramadan campaign aims to provide education to 143 new orphans, making a total of 1500 orphans who have benefitted from the different schemes offered by Al Aman Fund.

The Fund provides services such as: educational scholarships; financial allowance, specialized subject training, vocational training, academic and psychosocial counseling, and internships and job placements.

To date the total number of orphans from all governorates in Jordan who benefited from Al Aman Fund’s different educational schemes has reached 1358, out of which 606 have graduated from post secondary education.

Mabarrat Um Al Hussein aims to educate and care for boys between the ages of 6-18 who are living in hardship. A large number of these kids are either orphans, or come from broken homes and impoverished families.