On Wednesday, may 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Orient Spirit Development Organization in Amman. This fantastic group is a vocational training center for individuals with disabilities.
According to Petra News, during this afternoon’s visit Her Majesty:
“…stopped by several stations where the students demonstrated their acquired skills such as handicraft and accessories making, embroidery, sewing and stitching, painting, woodworks and music.
Her Majesty expressed her admiration in the quality of some of the products made by the students and listened as they told her how the center helps them market and sell their work. Queen Rania also spoke with the trainers and participated in creating a mosaic piece with some of the students.
During the tour, accompanied by Mr. Sami Nasser, founding manager of Orient Spirit, Her Majesty listened to songs recited by the students to highlight the arts program that teaches various arts skills that help students develop their imagination, creativity, and self expression through music, painting, drama, mosaic and accessory making.
In attendance was also Mrs. Falasteen Awad, director of Orient Spirit, who briefed Her Majesty about the center’s programs such as Academia, a basic teaching program to help the students read information, and do basic mathematics in their everyday lives. Awad added that the center also teaches students life skills including personal hygiene, money management, cooking, and recycling. Moreover, the students are also taught soft skills that help them overcome communication challenges.”