MiniActive – Multigenerational Effort to Help Children with Cancer

May 13, 2016

Put environmental work together with community empowerment in East Jerusalem and what do you get – a MiniActive project!

We described here the recent efforts by local Palestinian girls from East Jerusalem to improve the courtyard of one of the schools in Ras al-Amud, as well as an adjacent garbage receptacle.

Developing a new garden

New project: developing a new garden for children with cancer

We’ve also described here the first Arabic-language horticulture therapy class that is coming to a close.

Helping children with cancer

Mothers and children helping children with cancer

Now we’re marrying these two initiatives in a joint effort to fix up and renovate a garden for the al-Amal organization that helps children with cancer. There are 25 teenage girls participating, and an equal number of women and their children, both boys and girls.

Mothers, sons and daughters working together

Mothers, sons and daughters working together

They began in late April, and the project is expected to continue until the end of May.

Work in progress

Work in progress

It looks great so far – we’ll keep you posted on the progress.

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