MiniActive Youth – Kicking Off the Year

MiniActive Youth – Kicking Off the Year

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.

Receiving an initial introduction

Receiving an initial introduction

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.

Beginning to get down to business

Beginning to get down to business

Here’s the MiniActive Facebook post (also in Arabic) of the second meeting.

A third group worked outside a school in Jebel Mukaber.

Working in Jebel Mukaber

Working in Jebel Mukaber

Next to the school there is a station for school buses, that looked awful.

The bus stop, before

The bus stop, before

Next to it was a (another) makeshift garbage dump.

Do we want this next to our schools?

Do we want this next to our schools?

The girls worked every day for a week in mid-August,

Making the bus stop a nicer place to be

Making the bus stop a nicer place to be

to make the school bus stop look like this.

Much better

Much better

What an amazing difference!

The fence was painted too!

The fence was painted too!

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.

Finally! Much better.

Finally! Much better.

Here’s the Facebook post documenting the painting project:

 

Many thanks to the Jerusalem Foundation for their continued support of the MiniActive project.

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