Extra Books and FUNDAY in Deir Alla

Thank you again to the main sponsor of the ‘Yalla Niqra’ (‘Let’s Read’) initiative this year, Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation’s 2018 Grant. The initiative includes the setting up of and follow up visits to 7 libraries in 7 governorates, as well as a donation of 125 additional books each to 7 previously established libraries.

In December 2015 STEPS had established a library at the Holy Rock Society of Deir Alla in the Jordan Valley. To mark the donation of these new books and involve the local children, a team of STEPS volunteers organized a FUNDAY which included science experiments based on some of the new books, games and gifts.

Another feature of the visit was an interactive talk about Children’s Rights which was conducted for mothers and children by Enas, a volunteer we met during a recent presentation to the Social Work department of Al Balqa University.

Many thanks to volunteers Hedaia, Omar, Emran, Obada, Abdalrhman, Jude and Enas for a great job well done.

Three more sets of 125 books were sent to Dhaher Al Saru (Jerash), Ghor Fifa (Jordan Valley) and Al Humaimah (Aqaba) to add to the libraries STEPS had established there in December 2016, January 2017 and February 2018 respectively.

Thank you to ABDUL HAMEED SHOMAN FOUNDATION as the main sponsor of ‘Yalla Niqra’