Habitat for Humanity Jordan Conducts Rehabilitation Work and Creates a Playing Area for Children with Disabilities at Hittin Center
“It is an amazing center; it provides multifunctional services in its own unique way. I am really happy and appreciate your efforts in doing good work. I also would like to thank Habitat for Humanity Jordan team who conducted rehabilitation work for such an important center”, these are the words through which the Senior Manager of Middle East and North Africa, Mr. James Schell closed the visit of Hittin Center for Social Cohesion Services and Community Rehabilitation.
“Hittin Center for Social Cohesion Services and Community Rehabilitation” is a communal governmental center that offers several quality services provided by a small number of social cohesion centers in the Kingdom of Jordan. It is located in Zarqa governorate, mainly in Rsaifa city, one of the most vulnerable areas in Jordan. It had been chosen by HFH Jordan to receive some rehabilitation services and on the recommendation of the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD),
as it serves many residents of both Zarqa and Amman governorates in addition to Syrian refugees, specifically for people with disabilities (PWDs) and their families. Rehabilitation works are meant to ensure that PWDs- whether they have hearing, visual, or movement disabilities, or even people with autism- get better services in a safer place.
HFH Jordan provided several rehabilitation services to help leverage the quality of the communal-health services provided. Sanitary units were maintained, handles for PWDs were installed in the center’s toilets, classrooms were painted, lighting units were installed, and -for security purposes- new external headlights were installed instead of the old ones. HFH Jordan also created an outdoor shaded playing area for children and children with disabilities in the same center.
The playing area was opened in the presence of Mr. James, the Director of Development, Murad Al-Anizat, and the Director of the Center, Buthaina Ghunaimat, who all expressed their sincere appreciation of HFH Jordan efforts. They also toured the center to see the most important facilities and services provided there, most importantly the Early Intervention Unit and the Physiotherapist Department.
It is worth noting that HFH Jordan, whose vision is that everyone has a decent place to live, is a non-profit organization that was registered with the Ministry of Social Development in 2002. It works to help low-income families improve their living conditions by supporting them to build and repair their homes. Through shelter rehabilitation, HFH Jordan aims to assist families to shift their focus
to the progress and development of other aspects of their lives. It served more than 9,000 households in the last 20 years. HFH Jordan’s mission is to provide decent, affordable shelter to low-income families alongside promoting green-building techniques that prepare homes for clean and sustainable energy solutions.