Child nurseries a first for Hajj

Children’s nurseries are available for Hajj pilgrims for the first time following the launch of a nursery service inside Makkah and Madinah.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, launched the nursery service to provide a safe and educational environment for children under the supervision of qualified staff.

Nurseries offer shelter from large crowds and limit children’s exposure to illness or potential accidents in the holy sites. Pilgrims can perform their rituals in peace, knowing their children are in good hands, a ministry spokesman said.

Worshippers with children register for the service during their completion of the Hajj permit application via the ministry’s electronic services.

The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labor and Social Development, and Tatweer Co. for Educational Services are also involved in the initiative.

Children are received during Hajj season starting from Dhu Al-Hijjah 7 until the 13th. They are divided according to their age groups.

Five languages are available to teach children: Arabic, English, French, Malay, and Turkish.

Source: International Islamic News Agency