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King Lays the Foundation stone of Queen Rania Center for the Physically Challenged Military Personnel
Amman, 28 January 2004

His Majesty King Abdullah II laid, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the foundation stone of Queen Rania Al Abdullah Center for the Physically Challenged Military Personnel, At Al Jandaweel District in Amman.

The center, which will be one of the facilities run by the Hashemite Charity Organization, was initiated, an will be funded through a donation by His Majesty the King.

The King made the donation to establish the center to provide services to the injured people in recognition of their efforts to protect the homeland.

His Majesty was briefed by HRH Prince Mer'd bin Raad, the president of the organization, on the center's facilities and services, noting that the center will serve more than 1275 persons.

The ceremony was attended by President of the Senate, His Royal Highness Prince Raad Bin Zeid and a number of civil and military officials. The Hashemite Charity Organization which was established in 1997, is the first of its kind in the Arab world. It is a non-governmental organization that depends on donations to continue providing services to the physically challenged military personnel from the Armed Forces, the Public Security, Civil Defense, the and the General Intelligence.

The center which will be build on an area of six dunums, will encompass vocational training facility designed to pre-qualify physically challenged people in various professions. It will include administrative sections, a library, a computer lab. stores, playground, bedrooms, a pool for physical therapy and car parks.