Haya Cultural Center (HCC) held its soft opening following the conclusion of renovation works that were fully funded by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as a gift to the children of Jordan.
The soft opening event, which was held with support from Bank al Etihad, the National Music Conservatory (NMC) and the Jordanian National Orchestra Association, hosted former members and supporters and as well as members of HCC’s board of directors and their families.
The event comes as a prelude to the Center’s official launch scheduled later this year, during which parents and children were invited to participate in its many educational activities and try out the new facilities. During the evening gathering, registration doors were open for all courses and annual memberships for the year 2015.
Jamal Fariz, Chairman of HCC, expressed his happiness while addressing guests saying: “We are truly delighted to see the Center come to life with the happiness of our guests and the presence of past members and supporters among us who accompanied the Center throughout its thirty-eight year journey. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Center’s former members and supporters for continuing with us our journey; a journey that first began thirty-eight years ago.”
Diala Khamra, General Manager of Haya Cultural Center commented on the occasion: “Since HCC’s establishment in 1976, and the Center has been keen on introducing the latest methods in teaching a wide array of educational, cultural and artistic programs. Our efforts stem from HCC’s vision of becoming a local hub for creativity, discovery and experiential learning that are made accessible to children across Jordan.”
Parents along with their children enjoyed an evening of excitement touring facilities and participating in drama, art, music, dance and cooking activities among many others all which were provided by HCC team of qualified instructors and teaching artists.
Children along with their parents also had the chance to participate in several competitions and interactive games and listened to musical performances presented by members of the NMC through the Young Musicians Orchestra in addition to the Jordanian National Orchestra Association that is chaired by Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh. The event was a great success putting smiles on the faces of children and introducing them to a wide array of fun educational programs in a new way using modern facilities.