Queen Rania watches a part of the Offline Show at the Jordan University for Science and Technology
Irbid, Jordan / 3 May 2017
Her Majesty visited the Offline Show taking place at the Jordan University for Science and Technology, where she was greeted by the university’s President Omar Al Jarrah.
Queen Rania joined around 170 students and members of staff at the university’s auditorium to watch the latest performance of the recurring interactive discussion show, ‘‘Offline Show’’.
Her Majesty stressed how impressed she was with the performance, especially since it tackles social issues of great importance to all Jordanians.
“Satirical art, the core of which are society’s woes and most pressing issues, greatly influences public opinion and helps change preconceived notions,” she said.
The Queen told the audience that they are the future of Jordan.
“We have great hopes for you. We hope that you will be the generation that fosters constructive dialogue, the one that overcomes any notions of negativity passed on from generation to generation, and the one to solve your issues without casting blame,” she said.
Her Majesty also encouraged the students to continue participating in important discussions like the one centred on educational reform and development, referencing the clarity of His Majesty’s mission regarding the need for reform in his Seventh Discussion Paper.
The Offline Show, conceived by Jordanian social media activists and influencers Omar Zorba, Ahmad Srour, Mouath Omari and Odai Hijazi, is an ongoing interactive show that discusses complex and controversial issues and provides a safe space for the discussion of ethical problems and the rehearsal of real-life ethical choices.
Queen Rania watches a part of the Offline Show at JUST