What is peace?

Morning breaks over Amman, a watercolour sunrise of pastel pinks and oranges. The city has long since awoken with busy-body cars honking their paths to work and shopkeepers brushing out the night’s shadows onto dusty streets. Children toddle off to school in green uniforms: hair brushed back, backpacks nearly their own size. Another day in …

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Jordan Finale

03/11/2017: Amman, Jordan Today morning you could have heard a pin drop. It was our first proper lie in since arriving in Jordan and it was welcomed greatly. After a beautiful collective morning meditation, we all had a similar feeling of just how insignificant all our problems really are and that we should just enjoy …

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The Mega Concert

02/11/2017: Amman, Jordan The day started with a beautiful 6AM collective meditation. After a meagre breakfast of well-arranged fruit, the ‘Save the Children’ vehicle arrived to transport us to Makani centres in Abu Nussier and Wadi Alsier. The group in Abu Nussier enjoyed and open-air concert with children of all ages. This school had around …

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The beauty of Spontaneity

01/11/2017: Amman, Jordan “Wake up guys, we have just been asked to host a meditation in 15 minutes at the nursery around the corner.” 15 minutes to get ready, gather everyone, pack the instruments, decide what to do/sing/say. Challenge accepted, we told ourselves. It’s kids after all, of course we had to go. Good morning! …

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Truth

30/10/2017: Amman, Jordan Today we went to do workshops with the staff at the NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) headquarters in Amman. The aim was to equip them with the skills and knowledge required to run independent programs in the refugee camps where they work. A parallel program was held with the same organisation in Irbid. …

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We Are All One

29/10/2017: Amman, Jordan M2R is extremely thrilled to be back in Jordan for its fourth tour! Unlike previous years, the majority of us are experiencing the beauty of Jordan for the very first time. Only two tour members have previously participated in this tour, which encourages us to feel we can provide this year’s tour …

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A Packed & Fruitful Sunday!

The irritation of waking up early on a Sunday morning was soon gone when we were greeted by the  beautiful, warm Moroccan sun and the sound of the Atlantic waves making blowholes and barging against the beachrocks. A quick breakfast and 6 of us were off to INSEA (Institut National de Statistique et d’Economie Applique),in …

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The First Arrivals

And it starts with a bang!! With the official kick off of the tour we saw the first large group of volunteers arrive at our Villa in Shkhirat about 40kms from the Center of Rabat. Staying at an apartment in Rabat for the last few days a bunch of us were on the job meeting …

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