According to Petra News, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan:
“…joined a group of young volunteers taking part in activities carried out at Al Mattal Citadel by two local initiatives: Ahel Al Balad and Art for All.
Ahel Al Balad, a non-political, community-based movement, aims to spread awareness and create positive change towards building safer and healthier communities in Jordan.
While Ahel Al Balad’s focus is to keep Amman clean through volunteer work, Art for All is a nonprofit project that aims to beautify local areas by bringing in artists from around the world to paint street wall art in underprivileged communities in order to enhance tourism and invigorate the economy.
At Al Mattal, Queen Rania spoke with founders of both initiatives — Luma Qadumi and Mohammad Asfour, co-founders of Ahel Balad, and Zaid Derbi, co-founder of Art for All.
The Queen was briefed on the progress of projects that have been implemented so far and informed about future plans that the initiatives aspire to achieve.
During her tour of the area, Her Majesty stopped to talk to a number of young volunteers partaking in a clean-up campaign carried out by Ahel Al Balad. They told the Queen that the project helped create awareness in different neighborhoods about the importance of cleanliness, increased the number of volunteers, and created an understanding among members of the community about the deficiencies that cause a serious littering problem in the country.”