Many of the wives and mothers in the villages 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, knitting, sports, to art and music. Nearly all of the folks in the villages—young and old—take advantage in some way of these chances to grow and learn. They really make the most out of the opportunities they're given.