Jordan Ahli Bank and Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development signed a partnership agreement to support programs aimed at developing education in Jordan. The agreement included updating the bank’s existing exhibit in the Jordan Children's Museum in addition to providing support to some programs and research conducted by the Queen Rania Foundation. The agreement was signed by the CEO and General Manager of Jordan Ahli Bank, Mr. Mohammed Moussa Daoud, and the Executive President of Queen Rania Foundation, Ms. Haifa Dia Al-Attia.
The bank's exhibit in the Children's Museum aims at teaching children about finances in an interactive way. The updated exhibit will introduce children to the concept of money and its development through the ages and will explain the importance of banks and other financial institutions. This will be done by providing an interactive experience for children that will simulate a real bank experience. The new exhibit is expected to open to new visitors at the end of this year.
The support of Jordan Ahli Bank in the development of this exhibition is in partnership with the Children's Museum of Jordan under the joint belief in the importance of spreading financial culture among the children. The partnership is in line with the launch of the national program for financial education in schools, which is supervised by the Central Bank of Jordan’s National Steering Committee for the Deployment of Financial Literacy
Daoud commented on the partnership, "There is a need to introduce children to financial literacy at a young age because they will are the future of our society. As a leading financial institution in Jordan, we are delighted to be collaborating with the Children's Museum to achieve this."
The Director of Children’s Museum Jordan, Sawsan Dalq, said: "Our cooperation with Jordan Ahli Bank is not a new partnership. The bank is one of the founding partners of the museum, and our partnership for this year is an extension of the bank’s faith in the museum's mission and its role in supporting interactive learning based on play and discovery.”
The Children Museum Jordan is a non-profit educational institution launched by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah in 2007. It features more than 170 interactive scientific exhibits in its exhibition hall and outer courtyard, as well as educational facilities including the library, art studio, laboratory, and secret garden. It offers educational programs, events, and shows throughout the year. Since its opening, Children's Museum Jordan has welcomed more than 2.5 million visitors.
The Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development was launched by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah in 2013 to become a major reference for education in Jordan and the Arab world with the aim of developing innovative solutions and embracing new initiatives that have a tangible impact on the outcomes of education. The Foundation believes that education is the basis of economic, political, and social development and identifies gaps and creates opportunities for the development of new educational programs aimed at influencing policies and creating a positive and effective change on the ground.