SOS chief visits children’s village in Irbid
President of SOS Children’s Villages International Siddhartha Kaul, accompanied by SOS MENA Regional Director Al Hadi Abdullah, on Sunday had a first-hand look at the services offered in the SOS village in Irbid. Kaul expressed his admiration for the “outstanding services” the village provides in sheltering children with no family support and in supporting their education.
He also commended the staff’s efforts to tend to the welfare of the children, the Jordan News Agency, reported.
Head of the village Zakaria Momani explained that the village consists of 12 homes hosting 110 children, adding that 40 per cent of its residents above 18 years old are enrolled in university or vocational education. Administration Board Member at Irbid City Centre Ibrahim Abu Hassan said that the administration will train and employ the village’s youth.