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‘Awareness day’ and benefit concert in Amman

2 April, 2009

Abenefit concert supporting Children and War Foundation’s work on behalf of war affected children was held in Jordan on Friday, November 30, 2007. The plan for Jordan is to create a cost-effective and sustainable programme via delivery of a psychological intervention developed by the Norway-based Children and War Foundation, which we hope also will be replicated in conflict/war affected parts of the region. It is led by a regional and international scientific team alongside the Jordanian Psychological Society. It is supported by CARE International, Quest Scope and also made possible with kind support from Al Rashid Hospital Center administration/staff. The event was mainly organised by young people both in the fundraising and musical performance phases with support from their friends and family. Great thanks goes out to special guest singer Rania Kurdi and to the wonderful, musical directors Maha Darwish and Ali M. Eid for their months of hard work. Finally, special praise goes out to all the young people who have either gone out their to raise funds and prizes or who worked very hard preparing for their musical roles in this event. Well done everyone!

The young organisers have gained lots of fantastic sponsorship for raffle prizes and cash donations, including from: MEA, Le Royal, Grand Market, Caspar & Gambini, Ma’in Spa Hotel, Books@Cafe, the British Embassy Club, Hikma, the Canadian Embassy and many others. Kind thanks to all!

The performers were:

Luceen Orhanes Kolakszian, 20
Hussam Zuhair Mihyar, 18
Mossab Hashem Mohammed, 18
Emilia Emad Abdelraheem Alhajdawood, 17
Saeed Yousef Hadad, 17
Al Hakam Al Amer, 15
Al Quodos Amer, 15
Gheed Abdul Majeed Al Hity, 14
Seif Mansour, 14
Sara Abboud Arafat, 12
Dalia R. Khattab, 11
Thomas Snell, 11
Matthew Snell, 8

With special guest Rania Kurdi

The young organising committee were Thomas Snell (11), Matthew Snell (8), Tarek Armoush (11), Karim Barakat (8) and Faisal Barakat, 13, David Chang, 8, Daan van Dyk, 11, Fergus McIlwaine, 11, Leila Majaj, 11, Angelina Lotter-Jones, 11 and Melissa Chadwick, 11

CAW has already started reaching out to the Jordanian local health community through CARE International, which supported the field test of its Writing for Recovery manual last March.