Christmas FUNDAY at the Dead Sea

Many thanks to the management team of Dead Sea Spa Hotel who welcomed a group of Iraqi refugee children for an amazing Christmas lunch. What a treat for the children to get out of the city and discover the beautiful landscape by the sea. Children and management team spent quality time together over a special Christmas lunch, after which they were given a glimpse into the hotel’s operation and were personally met by Santa. Gifts Read more…

FUNDAY for Teen Girls

Six orphan girls visited a hair salon in Sweifieh to learn about hair cutting and styling, facial massage, cosmetics and beauty tips. This was followed by lunch and eye tests to check everyone’s vision. A big thank you to Beauty and Style salon, Lebnani Snack, Leonardo Optics and volunteer Aya for their tremendous contributions to this fun and educational excursion. Supported by: Beauty & Style Salon, Lebnani Snack, Leonardo Optics Society in Khraibat Al Souq: Read more…

100 Youth Meet Mountain Climber Mostafa Salameh

One hundred young people and volunteers from various charitable societies in and around Amman had the chance to draw inspiration from Mostafa Salameh, the first Jordanian to conquer Mt. Everest. The talk was livened by real footage of Mostafa in the Himalayas and was a tremendous lesson on forging ahead to reach your goals despite obstacles. We learned so much from his first-hand account! He even showed us some of the protective clothing and equipment Read more…

FUNDAY with Animal Friends

Twenty one children from Talbieh Camp (in Zizieh near Amman) enjoyed a visit to the Humane Center for Animal Welfare on Airport Road, which provides veterinary care and animal adoption services. The director Mrs. Margaret Ledger gave us a fascinating tour of the shelter and the exhibits. Above all she stressed the importance of treating all animals with respect and kindness. Children enjoyed fun arts-and-crafts, snacks and had the opportunity to hold and pet lovely Read more…

FUNDAY at an Abdoun Restaurant

The Lettuce and the Fish, a cozy restaurant in Abdoun, opened its doors to eight children from Jabal Nuzha for a look behind the scenes to see how a restaurant kitchen operates. This included the chance to watch the chef in action, to visit the food prep room and storage facilities. The children later enjoyed a Chinese meal, which introduced them to new foods and flavors. They tried their hand at using chopsticks for the Read more…

Children Helping Children

STEPS distributed toys and clothes for babies and children to a center in Baqa’a Camp, some of which had been collected by children in Jordan and Canada. We’d like to thank Zaid (9 yr) and Farah (8 yr) in Amman who made sure to save the toys they had outgrown and pass them on to others who have so much less than they have. Also a big Thank You to a group of school girls Read more…

FUNDAY of Bowling and Games

In cooperation with I Have a Dream society in Wahdat refugee camp, STEPS invited 10 boys and girls to a fun outing at Mukhtar Mall, which included bowling, lunch and games. The children had the chance to learn new skills and received lots of special attention from STEPS’ dedicated volunteers. Thank you to Bowling City for the free use of the bowling alley and to Dama Rose Restaurant for the discount on lunch. STEPS is Read more…

A Special Thank You to STEPS Volunteers

STEPS Ramadan 2014 programs, which reached almost 900 poor children, would not have been possible without the enthusiastic participation of amazing volunteers. Thank you, everyone. It was fun to get together at TcheTche and Jordan Speed Center. WHAT A TEAM! Here’s hoping to keep working together for the community again and again… including those who couldn’t make it that evening.

Dead Sea Spa Hotel Supports STEPS at Eid

Together with members of the management of the Dead Sea Spa Hotel, STEPS distributed 100 boxes of delicious freshly baked ma’moul cookies to poor families on the occasion of Eid al Adha. The distribution took place at the Disability Center in Baqa’a refugee camp and in the village of Sakeb near Jerash. Our thanks to the Dead Sea Spa Hotel for their support of our programs and for helping to put smiles on many children’s Read more…

A Braille Reader for Shahed

One of the wounded patients from Gaza receiving treatment at the King Hussein Medical Center in Amman is 9 year old Shahed who has been blind from birth. We thank the concerned donors who helped us to provide Shahed with a Braille reader, tablet and pen, and with children’s stories specifically printed for her in Braille. Thank you to the Friends of the Blind society in Baqaa Refugee Camp. We hope you get better quickly, Read more…