Last month, Ms. Hawazin Khataybeh and Grade 9 student Omar Al-Masri were invited by the United Nations to attend the "Zero Project” conference that took place in Vienna.
The mission of this project is to "work for a world with zero barriers”. At the conference, representatives from all over the globe presented success stories on models that they have implemented in their countries that improved the daily lives and legal rights of all people with disabilities. Ms. Hawazin and Omar shared their volunteer project for Kursi Wa Kitab; a local non-profit organization that aims to build ramps in various locations in Amman to make it more accessible to those with physical disabilities. The story received direct praise from His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, President of the Higher Council for Affairs of Persons with Disabilities. Omar was the only student invited to this conference and was actively involved in planning initiatives that aim to give everyone equal opportunities, reminding us that the "well-being of the world can only be realised through the contribution of every citizen.”