Aug. 1, 2011
-- The 5th Annual Royal Auto Museum Children's Summer Camp concluded, with a ceremony for the camp's 40 participants, aged 12-16.
This year's camp was an introduction to auto engineering, design and maintenance and was conducted in collaboration with the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau (KADDB).
KADDB engineers and Museum staff conducted several workshops over a three-week period focusing on basic mechanical knowledge through on-site training as well as Road Safety experience with the Public Safety Department (PSD).
At the closing ceremony, which was patronized by His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, Director of the Royal Auto Museum Raja Gargour addressed attendees, saying that the museum's objective in organizing the summer camp each year is to provide children with summer activities that are both fun and educational in order to build skills and knowledge that can be applied in day-to-day life and potential future careers.
"For every child in this room, the car is an inevitable fact of life for one reason or another," said Mr. Gargour, who deputized for Prince Hamzah. "Understanding the engineering and design of a car and how to maintain a vehicle is inherently valuable knowledge that can be applied to prolong the life of a vehicle, keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians safe and to address other problems that are not even related to cars."
Mr. Gargour also thanked KADDB for their invaluable collaboration in this year's camp and expressed the RAM's appreciation to this year's camp sponsors: McDonalds, Ultra, Danette, Sawt Al Ghad, Play 99.6 FM and TORQUE magazine.
KADDB Chairman and CEO Shadi Ramzi Al Majali: "This is KADDB's first participation in the Royal Auto Museum's summer camp, and we have appreciated it very much. It's been a true pleasure to encounter such curious minds, and our engineers had a wonderful time educating camp participants about design and innovation."
“ KADDB is an integral part of Jordanian society and offers opportunities in technical design and development for the benefit of all Jordanians,”
At the end of the ceremony, certificates were presented to all participants and sponsors. In addition, the Royal Auto Museum delivered a video presentation documenting activities and events during the three-week camp.