A Piece of Jordan is working to develop a number of programs for our Petra Children’s Project. Whilst we hope to eventually tackle issues of health, environment and educations – the start of our journey is Storytelling and Creativity.
Laila and Habib – Storytelling and Creativity
Laila and Habib is a Petra based storytelling and creativity initiative with dreams to open Petras first childrens centre – the centre would include a library, creative workshops, playgroup and nursery. There is currently nothing of the sort in the Petra area and we believe that creativity and literacy are a vital part of a child’s development.
Their first project, however, is to create a childrens book series about the sites of Jordan (you can check the first two stories out on our blog page). A Piece of Jordan are currently supporting them in finding a talented illustrator, getting the books printed and setting up their website. Once the books are printed we will be including these on our family tours in Jordan and of course selling them in our shop. Whilst these books are currently written in English they hope one day to do versions in other languages.
Laila and Habib plan to create a schools program which will use storytelling and creativity to teach the english language to children in Petra.
We will be supporting them every step of the way.
Updates coming soon!