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The Life Line for Consultancy & Rehabilitation (LLCR) is a Jordanian non-governmental organization founded by Kamel Saadi, a Jordanian landmine survivor. In 1979, Saadi became a landmine survivor at the age of 14 as a result of an accident that led to the amputation of one of his legs. After going through the long and arduous healing process, he moved forward in the business world and in providing services to landmine survivors and other persons with disabilities. He founded LLCR with the goals of establishing an organization to help fellow amputees reach their desired destinations as well as spreading the word through educational venues to help prevent such tragedies from happening to more children.

In 2008, due to the immediate needs for Mine Risk Education for some mine-affected communities in Jordan, especially children, LLCR partnered with the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) based at James Madison University (JMU), in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA and works closely with subject matter experts among the University's esteemed faculty.

CISR's Jordan project team consists of Dr. Anne Stewart and Dr. Lennis Echterling of the JMU Department of Graduate Psychology, Dr. Hassan Hamdan of the JMU Department of Mathematics and Statistics, CISR Director Dr. Ken Rutherford, and CISR project manager Dr Suzanne Fiederlein.

It was through this partnership that the idea of "We Love Life" was born and the Mine Risk Education drama and arts program in schools was developed and implemented, with generous financial support from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, and with guidance and assistance from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation, the Government of Jordan's agency responsible for the planning and implementation of the country's landmine and ERW-action program.