“French Day” with the children from the Amal ou Salam school

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Felicie, our amazing volunteer from France, travelled to Jordan last week to work with the children from the Amal ou Salam school and the disabled children of Irbid that we support.

At the school, Felicie organized “French Day”, where she was joined by two other of our volunteers Alaa and Montasser. The day started off with a typical  French breakfast and the kids attended three hours of class to learn about the French culture and to learn that getting to know and understand others countries and their backgrounds is an important part of the world we live in. #ProjectAmalouSalam believes that “An enemy is a person whose story we don’t know” and by exposing our children to different cultures we are creating tolerance and acceptance.

In Irbid, Felicie and Montasser spent that day running arts and theatre activities with the kids. As these children are disabled and many do not speak or here- They focused on creative expression through drawing, painting, breathing and acting in order to allow the kids to express their emotions.

Thank you Fifi, Montasser and Alaa for spreading the love to the #ProjectAmalouSalam

Amal ou Salam school in Jerash, Jordan

Workshops with disabled in Irbid, Jordan

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Project Amal ou Salam featured in ELLE

Project Amal ou Salam and the experiences of our amazingly brilliant volunteers, Grace and Farah, are featured in ELLE. We are so excited by this and hope that their story and the stories of the brave children of Syria will inspire many to become involved in ‪#‎Empoweringthefuture‬ of Syria and as Grace put it herself “This is how you fight ISIS values,”.

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We have enrolled 18 new students at our school

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To us, everyday is a proud ‪#‎ProjectAmalouSalam‬ day. But today is one of those days where everything comes together and we are able to see first hand the direct impact we are having on the beautiful ‪#‎childrenofSyria‬.

The Amal ou Salam school plays an important role by filling a gap in the education system: Syrian children are not allowed to enroll in Jordanian schools until they are able to pass tests at their appropriate grade level. Most Syrian children who are living as refugees in Jordan have been out of school for several years and need significant catch-up time and individualized attention to make up for the hundreds of hours of class time they have missed out on.

The Amal ou Salam school prepares students to pass the tests that will allow them to enter the Jordanian school system and ensures that they can perform as well as their Jordanian peers in their new classrooms.

This week we have successfully enrolled 18 kids from our school into a formal Jordanian school in grade 1. and 12 kids from our school into a formal Jordanian school in grades 2,3 ,4 and 5!

WE HAVE ALSO JUST ENROLLED 18 NEW KIDS AT OUR SCHOOL

We are so proud of our students, our teachers, the Mikhtar and all of YOU for helping us make this possible!

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