Queen Rania Visits with Underprivileged Children and Orphans at Al Hussein Social Institution

January 04, 2012

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department- Amman) – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah stressed the need to treat orphans and underprivileged children with the dignity and respect they deserve and provide them with utmost standards of social care possible; this came during a visit Her Majesty paid to Al Hussein Social Institution in Amman today.

The visit comes in line with Her Majesty’s continuous efforts to check up on the status of orphans and under privileged children in Kingdom, and the services and facilities provided for them. This is Her Majesty’s second visit to the institution following up on an earlier visit in 2008 with His Majesty King Abdullah II.

Her Majesty accompanied by Ms. Mira Abu Ghazaleh, Director of Al Hussein Social Institution, toured the institution’s facilities, including the Newborn division, the two households and the services division which includes tailoring, laundry, psychologist and nutritionist’s rooms in addition to a multipurpose hall.

Her Majesty joined a group of children during a musical activity that they were participating in with some volunteers.

Al Hussein Social Institution was founded in 1953 as a centre to educate and provide care for boys and girls up to 12 years of age who are living in hardship.
A large number of the children at the institution are either orphans, abandoned children, or come from broken homes and impoverished families. The institution’s capacity is 150 and is currently housing 108 children.