AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday visited the Jordan River Foundation’s (JRF) 19th annual handicrafts exhibition titled “Musings of Traditional Jordan”.
Queen Rania, accompanied by JRF Director Ghaleb Al Qudah and JRF Deputy Director Danah Dajani, toured the exhibition, where a selection of embroidered items, bedouin rugs and special gift items that capture Jordan’s tradition are on display, according to a statement from Her Majesty’s office.
This year’s collection is designed by women working under the following JRF handicrafts projects: the Bani Hamida Women’s Weaving project, the JRF Designs project and Wadi Al-Rayan project.
So far, these income-generating projects have benefitted more than 1,100 women, who in turn provide for their families, and are continuously trained in technical and entrepreneurial skills by the JRF.
A number of ambassadors, senior officials as well as JRF board members were also visiting the exhibition, taking place at the foundation’s showroom located in Jabal Amman.
All of JRF’s sales proceeds are channelled back to support the foundation’s projects, which empower thousands of local communities across the Kingdom, the statement said.
Established by Queen Rania in 1995 as a NGO dedicated to improving the livelihoods of families and communities across Jordan, the JRF works through partnerships with the private sector to provide local projects that empower women and men, developing their knowledge and skills in handicraft production, entrepreneurship and small business management.