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a very lazy Sunday in August

Published: August 14, 2017

some of our villagers chilling on the soccer field

​A lazy Sunday in August!

learning about Arab minorities, fun with the shaami dialect, and an engagement

Published: August 2, 2017

a massage train while waiting for the musalsal to start

Arab minorities night!

Sword fights, Italian nights, and Dancing Under the Disco Lights!

Published: July 29, 2017

dancing the night away!

​The end of our first musalsal, fine dining, and raqs (dancing)!

tareeq al-hareer: the Silk Road

Published: July 28, 2017

an experienced trader at work

Traveling along the Silk Road!

Hot Chocolate, Fancy Clothes, and a New Lifestyle at Bedouin Night!

Published: July 26, 2017

A simulation of encroachment upon Bedouin life

Our main themes for today: environmental awareness and Bedouin life!

An Evening in Morocco

Published: August 13, 2014

On Monday villagers traveled to Morocco. At dinner we enjoyed Tajine, a stew served atop a bed of rice originating in North Africa from the Berber people. You can see photos from supper on the Al-Wāḥa Instagram at Tajine was a huge success and everyone enjoyed eating out of the Tajine pot which is ceramic dish with a flat base and a coned lid. The pot is beautifully painted.

Alf Leila Wa Leila and Frisbee 

Published: August 6, 2014

The actors and actresses in last evenings Sahar-Layali (Night Program)

After an active day, as days always are here at Al-Wāḥa, we began the sahar-lay-ali with a procession from outside Al-Quds (the dining hall area) to Al-Kaheira (a cultural lounge area). We walked on a carpeted path to the beat of drums under the khenjars (daggers) of solemn guards. Al-Kaheira was dark and the Alf Leila Wa Leila song played in the background. Nour, one of our credit teachers here...

Another Day in Paradise!

Published: July 31, 2014

​At Al-Wāḥa our villagers and counselors experience new adventures everyday. Yesterday our villagers “visited” the gulf countries like Saudia Arabia and Qatar and learned a variety of cultural lessons. Villagers expand their own personal comprehension by leading songs and practicing cultural activities like belly dancing. Villagers also participate in a variety of sporting activities to stay active. Our staff likes to incorporate cultural lessons into our sporting activities.