Our current project has been designed to provide follow-up to the groups and organizations we have worked with, who have been using our meditation techniques and would like to go continue learning more advanced methods of using their inner potential. We will also be working with new partners who have expressed their interest learning meditation and providing workshops for their staff, volunteers and members.
After a restructuring of the organization in 2012, we created a new self-development format for our workshops. Integrating meditation with team building games and introspective exercises, we aimed to creating an experience that would be more relevant to the participant’s everyday life. We then sent 21 international youths to Jordan, and equipped with our new tools we reached 2,100 people ranging from children refugees in Za’atari camp to lawyers in Amman. Across 14 days, we held 36 workshops and 11 concerts working with over 25 organizations including youth NGOs, schools, and 4 Refugee camps. As part of a cross-disciplinary research between Heritage, Health and Meditation, we hosted a 4 days workshop in a Palestinian Refugee camp working in collaboration with Dr Beverley Butler and Dr Sheng-Chia Chung from University College London and Dr Fatima Al-Nammari from the University of Petra. Overall, the tour was highly successful and demand for our services proved to be very high.
After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response during our first Jordan tour six months earlier, we returned with a team of 23 volunteers to work in the Za'atari refugee camp, more closely with Save the Children one of the largest and most well respected NGOs in the region. We focused on providing workshops to over 1,500 children as well as in-depth workshops and support to 500 staff. Our workshops and meditation techniques taught psycological resilience to relieve various forms of post traumatic stress disorders and improve general wellbeing and increase working efficiency of the NGO's staff. We also went to some Palestinian Refugee camps and organized events for the previous participants we worked with in April.
From the Blog
- On April the 15th, six member of our group went to the headquarters of the 'Global Networks for Rights and Development'. We were approached by them after they saw our website, aski ...The weather today was incredible compared to the past three days. We finally had the sun above our heads!After the concert in the morning, we stayed at the Mahata Community Center, ...
- Our past Jordan Tour was spent working with Save The Children, so we were excited to work with them again, as they are a NGO that does amazing and vital work here in Jordan. We to ...
- As our concert wasn't to begin until 5pm, we were able to put extra effort into our song and dance rehearsals in the morning. Following a focused morning meditation we split into ...
- Jordan is a unique country in the Middle East. After being here many times the contrast to other countries within the region is quite marked. Though the country is surrounded by un ...
- Farhana laughs out loud in a toothless grin. Her name means happiness and she is the embodiment of good humour, making us all laugh despite the language barrier. This grandmother l ...
Thank you for the great workshop. I felt so relieved, this exercise is exactly what I need. What I really loved was the positive spirit of the trainers. I hope this type of workshop happens more often!
The workshop was very comforting. I found the information so interesting and it helps us relax from the pressure of our work. Thank you for helping us!
The workshop was excellent! I felt so relieved. The heaviness in my body went away. I felt relief and security.