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October 17, 2023

A mosiac workshop in progress at the House of Ruth.

Nestled in a vibrant area of Jordan, the House of Ruth continues to be a symbol of hope to those who seek refuge within its walls. GHNI’s Transformational Community Development (TCD) community workers desire to provide not just shelter but a sanctuary of strength and stability.

During the past month, the clinic provided essential medical services to a group of patients totaling 68 individuals. Their health conditions varied significantly, encompassing a diverse range of diseases and ailments. Tayab*, a 40-year-old with a family, faced back pain and toothaches. The doctor advised him to focus on body movements and posture. He improved his habits, practiced exercises, and followed dental care. His conditions improved, enhancing his family life and well-being.

Participants in the sewing class had a transformational journey in which they acquired fundamental and advanced sewing skills. It inspired creativity and self-expression beyond just learning to sew, transforming fabric into art. As they took on challenging tasks, their confidence improved, producing a sense of success. Participants left the seminar with renewed respect for craftsmanship as well as practical abilities that promoted collaboration. 

Our English and computer classes were an exciting journey. We began by exploring the English alphabet and the seasons’ stories through weather. Colors took center stage next, letting us paint sentences with expression. Reviewing our progress in the third week, we celebrated our achievements. The fourth week introduced new terms, unlocking doors to understanding. Through interactive activities, games, and songs, we laughed, learned, and blossomed. These classes aren’t just lessons; they are adventures shaping our knowledge and curiosity.

In a grand crescendo of achievement, House of Ruth’s summer school culminated in a radiant graduation ceremony. Adorned in caps and gowns, 40 students stood poised at the threshold of their dreams. Amidst poetry and spirited dances, they received bags brimming with school supplies, igniting their path to knowledge. The event echoed with gratitude from parents, underscoring the shared commitment to these young lives. As the sun set on that momentous day, it illuminated a truth: education is a promise woven by unity, determination, and unwavering support, guiding these graduates towards a brighter future.

Our beauty course has been an exciting journey of self-expression and skill-building. In one session, we delved into the art of straight cutting and the fascinating world of karate haircutting. Creating hairstyles fit for parties was another highlight, allowing our creativity to shine. The latest lesson focused on single-color hair dyeing techniques. Each session has ignited our passion for the art of beauty and given us tools to transform hair into unique works of art.

The art class became an inspiring journey for students, teaching them to express emotions and personalities through art. Beyond traditional techniques, it empowered them to communicate and boost their self-confidence. Each canvas held a unique story, showcasing their diversity and creativity. The class wasn’t just about art; it was a transformative experience, turning canvases into windows to the soul.

In a heartwarming display of community support, we reached out to families in need, offering more than just blankets and clothes. Our charity event painted a vivid picture of compassion and unity, where warmth and care took center stage. Each blanket and piece of clothing became a token of hope, connecting us in a tapestry of giving. The smiles and gratitude exchanged were more than gestures; they spoke of a shared journey and a promise of brighter days. In these acts of kindness, we found the power to make a difference, reminding us that unity and empathy shape the world in beautiful ways.

A mosaic art training workshop was organized for a group of five women. During the workshop, they acquired the skills to craft mosaic panels adorned with the Arabic letter “Nun” and simple yet elegant tree designs.

Thank you!

Written by: Sameer

GHNI Jordan Admin Assistant

*For purposes of security and wellbeing, “Tayab” is a pseudonym for the individual being helped by this project.

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