We are excited to announce the beginning of our winter session! With a new, larger community center, the already existing daily programs have been able to expand. We are very excited for our new programming, especially the after school program for children every Tuesday and Thursday. This past Tuesday, children participated in various activities promoting education and creativity. They really enjoyed drawing self-portraits and reading books in both Arabic and English! The after school program is crucial to kids’ well being because it helps with learning and development and also gives them a safe place to play and socialize with other children. Teens from our teen group along with a number of expat volunteers lead the program, which helps the children to develop their language and cross-cultural skills.
Additionally, because the community center has doubled in size, we have been able to schedule twice weekly sessions of yoga classes for men and women. Our community is finding that yoga is great for stress relief and aids them in coping with trauma they’ve experienced before coming to Jordan. . The mental and physical health of our community is very important to us, and we are very excited that the yoga classes are so popular.