At home in Jordan

The Carpenters’ Son Foundation board members Fred Doeze Jager and René Kolsters, together with his son Thomas, travelled to Jordan at the end of June 2021 to meet people from the foundation’s network, and to make an inventory of potential projects. Below you will find the eighth part of their travel report:

The Dutch Embassy in Jordan was not part of our visit schedule, but we have been there in the end. His Royal Highness Prince Mired recommended us to do so, and his secretary Alia arranged the visit right away.

A bit of the Netherlands in Jordan, wiht Enas from the Embassy

It was very special to notice that the guards would let us pass, only after mentioning our names. No body scan or searching was involved, it all felt very common. At the same time, we realized that not our name provides us access to the Embassy, but Brother Andrew’s name, together with the trust that he has built in Jordan.

And that was exactly the reason why we visited the Embassy. The contacts we create there can help us continue Brother Andrew’s work. At least they know now that in the Netherlands, sign language is an officially recognized language. So if the Embassy have to take measures to incorporate sign language, then they know that we want to help train sign language interpreters!


“A bit of the Netherlands in Jordan, wiht Enas from the Embassy”