Even before school starts up again, MiniActive Youth is off to a running start. There are several groups – some are just beginning and receiving introductions to the program. They are also learning about the environment and about recycling.
There were about 20 – 25 girls in this group. This year, we expect to have such a group meeting every day. (That means some 100 teenage girls!)
Here’s the Facebook post (in Arabic) of the first meeting:
In the second meeting, they continued talking about what kinds of projects they’ll be doing, about leadership, and about other aspects of the program.
Here’s the MiniActive Facebook post (also in Arabic) of the second meeting.
A third group worked outside a school in Jebel Mukaber.
Next to the school there is a station for school buses, that looked awful.
Next to it was a (another) makeshift garbage dump.
The girls worked every day for a week in mid-August,
to make the school bus stop look like this.
What an amazing difference!
At the same time, MiniActive women have been working since April to try and take care of that garbage next to the school. Finally, their efforts paid off, and this too was cleared away.
Here’s the Facebook post documenting the painting project:
Many thanks to the Jerusalem Foundation for their continued support of the MiniActive project.