October 2010, The Children’s Museum Jordan, a Queen Rania nonprofit educational organization, announces a new partnership with Hikma Pharmaceuticals, guaranteeing free admission for all UNRWA school children to the Museum’s exhibit hall and supporting facilities. This partnership joins other successful programs under the Children’s Museum’s public access and outreach initiative “A Museum for All” and is part of Hikma’s corporate social responsibility program.
Continuing throughout the scholastic year (2010-2011), the UNRWA Schoolchildren Free Visit Program will give even more children in Jordan a chance to access the Children’s Museum's interactive learning experiences. More than 30,000 students with accompanying teachers are anticipated to benefit from the program, thanks to our supporting partner, Hikma Pharmaceuticals.
Hikma’s new partnership with the Children’s Museum and UNRWA is firmly in line with its substantial commitment to sponsoring education. Indeed, enabling more children in the community to experience the Museum is a natural extension of Hikma’s substantial effort of sponsoring child education. Hikma believes in improving the health of the community by going beyond quality pharmaceuticals and extending their corporate impact to support education, the environment and health awareness.
Under this new partnership, UNRWA schoolchildren will be able to experience the Children’s Museum’s different approach to learning. Away from a didactic environment, the Museum provides an interactive, stimulating environment that nurtures curiosity and imagination. It’s where the classroom can come alive, and where children can explore, discover and learn about topics that interest them in new, hands-on ways.
This new collaboration is a reflection of Hikma’s belief in the Children’s Museum’s mission and vital role that it plays in enhancing the quality of education among Jordan’s children. When asked about Hikma’s contribution to the partnership Ms. Hana Ramadan, Director of Corporate Communication at Hikma, said, “We believe that investing in education is an investment in the future. The Children’s Museum Jordan and the UNRWA partnership is a unique way to enable children to learn and for us to give back to the community. We are pleased to be a part of such a fantastic program.”
The UNRWA Schoolchildren Free Visit Program joins other successful programs under the “A Museum for All” initiative, including the Children’s Museum’s partnership with the Ministry of Education, signed in 2008, that allows all public school students and teachers from all municipalities to visit the Museum for free. At the start of this scholastic year, the Children’s Museum also inked an agreement with the Ministry of Social Development, enabling the free admission of registered NGO groups throughout the year.