Mothers’ Day at the Dead Sea

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Outing to the Dead Sea

Cold… but unforgettable FUN! Thank you to DSSH (Dead Sea Spa Hotel) for receiving 80 girls from the ‘Al Quds Al Arouba’ winter camp for orphans. The 9-day camp, held in Karama in the Jordan Valley, is organized yearly by the Orphan Care Charitable Society / Al Hussein Camp (جمعية رعاية الفتى اليتيم الخيرية \ مخيم الحسين) and is attended this year by a...

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Workshop for Teens – 21 & 28 November 2015

Thank you to Hanaa Al-Ramli for a great workshop on internet safety and cyber bullying (جيل الانترنت) presented at Al Hussein Cultural Center. Five teen girls from Baqa’a Camp were invited by STEPS and had the chance to attend thanks to the contribution of a kind donor who covered their transportation...

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Dead Sea Outing for Mothers

Fifteen mothers from an orphan society in Al Hussein Palestinian refugee camp (https://www.facebook.com/alyatem/timeline) were offered a WONDERFUL break from their routine, thanks to a generous invitation from the Dead Sea Spa Hotel! Most of these ladies are widows who are raising their children alone in tight financial situations, and a number of them had never had the...

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“The Silent Way” Teaching Method

STEPS wishes to thank John Davidson for his offer to demonstrate a fascinating, though unusual, teaching method, “The Silent Way”. Yarmouk Cultural Center (on Gardens St.) offered the location and a number of their English teachers as participants. Book Loop helped with logistics and promoting the event. Everyone was intrigued by this new approach of passing on...

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Drama Workshop

Many thanks to Spanish actor and theater director, Marco Magoa, and to Instituto Cervantes for the 4-day drama workshop held for 35 children. It was an honour for STEPS to cooperate with this worthwhile project. The participating children were orphans from Al Hussein refugee camp and Iraqi refugees from Hashemi Shamali, who all benefited greatly from the artistic...

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Supporting Refugees with a Toy Library

One of the many social problems faced by refugees, when parents cannot work and children cannot go to school, is boredom. To help curb this problem for a number of Iraqi refugees who have been in this situation in Amman for a year, STEPS initiated a basic (mini) version of a concept known in some countries as ‘ludotheque’, or toy library. A collection of 34 games and...

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