‘Let’s Read!’ in Baqa’a Palestinian Refugee Camp

The second ‘Let’s Read!’ program (يلّا نقرأ) sponsored by the Swiss Embassy in Amman took place at Al Mousoum Training Center in Baqa’a refugee camp. About 50 school-aged children enjoyed the reading games and competitions. They also learned about the portable mini-library of over 120 books which is now available for them at the center as a lending library. We at STEPS...

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‘Christmas Angel’ 2015

During the Christmas season, STEPS organizes and distributes food packages to families in need. As well as Jordanian and Syrian families, this year we were able to reach out to some of the Iraqi refugees who are spending their second Christmas away from home. The packages included basic foods, festive items, and a supermarket coupon. Families with children received a...

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Swiss Embassy Sponsors Three Reading Activities

The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan sponsored three reading activities in December and January as part of STEPS’ ‘Let’s Read!’ (يلّا نقرأ) program to promote book reading among school-age children. These activities are designed to develop interest in independent reading through group games and competitions centered around reading out loud. The first event took place...

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Learning Cooking Tips and More!

A group of boys and girls from low-income families in Ashrafieh had the opportunity to learn cooking tips and skills at the “Arriba” Latino Restaurant in Sweifieh from Chef Firas and staff. The lovely lunch, which the children helped prepare, was followed by a simple arts-and-craft project. STEPS volunteer Edgars also showed the children how their names are written in...

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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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More Cooking Fun!

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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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