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Queen visits renovated King Abdullah II Orphanage

By JT - Sep 13,2018 - Last updated at Sep 13,2018

Her Majesty Queen Rania visits the King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein Orphanage in Al Salt on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Wednesday visited the King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein Orphanage in Al Salt, to review recent renovations to the orphanage’s facilities, a statement from Her Majesty’s Office said.

Supported by the Office of Her Majesty and implemented in collaboration with Nashmi Centre for Youth Empowerment, the renovation work was undertaken to transform the orphanage into a model site for orphan care. 

The project includes upgrades to the facility’s bedrooms, common areas, washrooms, kitchen and outdoor spaces, as well as the installation of new flooring and a number of essential accessories and fixtures. 

The Queen was welcomed by orphanage president, Sabri Al Masoud, and director, Rima Kloub, who briefed Her Majesty on efforts to reform and modernise the establishment. 

Her Majesty also spoke with founder of Nashmi Centre, Ala’ Al Bashiti, who relayed the positive experiences of a group of Nashmi youth volunteers, who contributed to the renovation process. She then toured the facility and met with orphans and orphanage staff.

King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein Orphanage was founded in 1965 by the Jordan Red Crescent Society.The orphanage currently accommodates 12 orphan girls between the ages of 4 and 15.

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