"We Love Life" is a psychodrama and creative arts program aimed at youth to prevent unnecessary risk taking behavior that results in explosive remnants of war (ERW)-related accidents. As a part of a comprehensive mine risk education plan, the program was developed and implemented by Jordan's National Committee for Demining & Rehabilitation (NCDR) and partner organizations, including Life Line for Consultancy & Rehabilitation (LLCR), a Jordanian non-governmental organization and the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) at James Madison University. The program promotes safe behaviors in potentially dangerous situations and advocates positive attitudes towards persons with disabilities.
In 2009–2010, We Love Life was implemented in Jordan and included an interactive theatrical performances as well as a visual arts component. A total of 29 performances at 18 locations were conducted in mine and UXO affected areas of Jordan and reached nearly 16,000 people. Visual arts activities bolstered the play’s messages allowing students to create lasting works of art that reflect the community’s character. The art activities included mural paintings, sculptures, and individual drawings and paintings all of which shared the theme "Be Safe."
In 2014, an updated version of We Love Life utilizing visual arts was conducted in Jordanian schools and focused on raising awareness among Jordanian and Syrian children. The program engaged three schools and educated over 500 boys and girls—half Jordanian, half Syrian—about the dangers of landmines and ERW.
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The project is funded through grants from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the US Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. Project sponsors and partners: