Photo by  Aaron Beitzel

Photo by Aaron Beitzel


Many of the wives and mothers in the villages have no formal education, so they have expressed the desire to learn to read and write both Arabic as well as English. Weekly, our local staff goes to the villages to provide language classes for these ladies, as well as young women unable to attend our school. It's incredible to see them learn quickly and  persevere despite where they have been, and how far away they are from home.

Additionally, at various times during the year, we provide activities in the villages for all ages. Visitors as well as staff have taught anything from jewelry making, crocheting, and knitting to sports and music. Nearly all of the folks in the villages—young and old—take advantage of these chances to grow and learn.