After driving 15 hours from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where we live, we had a wonderful time donating Lego kits to about 20 children ages 5-10 in an orphanage in Amman, Jordan. We spent about an hour with them helping them build their kits. Here are some photos of the children enjoying their Legos:
After the children had to go, we put all of the pieces from the kits into a common Lego bin. The Orphanage will keep the Legos in their play room for the children to use many years into the future. While the children spoke only Arabic we were able to communicate with them through our limited Arabic and smiles. The children and adult leaders loved the kits and it was a very fun and rewarding experience.
We partnered with the Jordanian family of Nidal (not pictured below) and Sahar and their three children to donate the sets. Nidal works in Amman in education and connected us with the orphanage. They also delivered several Lego sets to a Palestinian refugee school in Jerash, Jordan. Unfortunately, due to timing and security concerns we were not able to join them on that donation. Here are some photos of the children in Jerash:
Thank you to everyone who made this donation possible.
Sahar and her three children at the orphanage in Amman:
Our family at the orphanage in Amman: