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Jordan's Queen visits Mercy Corps disability-rights project

Jordan, September 17, 2009

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Jordan's Queen Rania recently visited a school where we're helping mainstream children with disabilities.

Her Majesty's visit, which was featured in the Jordan Times, was intended to highlight "the importance of integrating children with special learning needs."

In Balama, the Queen visited a kindergarten classroom where the Mercy Corps Programme "Towards Integration for Disabled Children and Youth" successfully integrated five physically disabled students within a regular classroom.

To date, the structural modifications carried out on local kindergarten schools in different governorates have benefited more than 160 students, enabling at least 40 disabled children to learn and interact with their peers in a challenging integrated setting.

Read the whole article here.