We Love Life!
"We Love Life" is a theatrical play and creative arts program aimed at raising awareness and preventing young people from taking risks resulting in ERW (Explosive Remnants of War)-related accidents in the landmine and UXO (Unexploded Ordnance)-threatened provinces of north-western Jordan. This comprehensive mine-risk education (MRE) experience, which targets schools in Jordan, meets international and Jordanian mine action standards and has been developed in consultation with a team of experienced child psychologists.
In 2009, nine performances of the play were held with great success with nearly 6,000 children and local community members attending. In 2010, additional performances and art activities, reached an ever larger sector of the Jordanian school population.
Creative arts activities help bolster the messages in the play, allowing students to create lasting works of art that are distinctive and reflective of their community’s character. The art activities include mural paintings, sculptures, and individual drawings and paintings all with a "Be Safe" theme where specific ERW safety messages are incorporated in the work.
"We Love Life" strives to create a safer Jordan by increasing knowledge, promoting an attitude of resilience, and enhancing the ability to select safe behaviour. Explore our website to find out more about the "We Love Life" project.
The project is being funded through a grant from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the US Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. Project sponsors and partners: