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Queen Rania checks on services provided to orphans

By JT - Jan 06,2014 - Last updated at Jan 06,2014

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania kicked off the new year with a visit on Monday to two orphan care centres where she joined orphans in several fun activities and checked on the level of services provided to them.

Queen Rania’s first stop was at the Hamzah Bin Abdul Muttalib Society where she checked on its orphan care centre.

Located in the east Amman neighbourhood of Marka, the centre currently provides social services to 21 girls aged between six and 18 years who are either orphaned or come from broken and impoverished families, according to a statement from Her Majesty’s office.

The services provided by the care centre range from providing food and shelter to parental guidance and education.

The facility also has a general medical and dental clinic that provides healthcare services to orphans as well as the local community, the statement said.

Her Majesty toured the centre accompanied by Abd Al Latif Rashdan, director of the society, and Rabia Al Khasawneh, director of the care centre.

The Queen then visited the Dar Al Aytam-Society located in downtown Amman, where she spoke with orphans benefiting from the society and checked on the services they receive from the society and its school.

Founded in 1969, the Dar Al Aytam Society currently cares for 28 boys aged between six and 12 years who are either orphans or come from disadvantaged families.

The Public Security Directorate recently renovated the facility as part of its corporate social responsibility, according to the statement.

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