Al-Wāḥa Blog

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Game Day at Al-Wāḥa

Published: July 28, 2014

Playing capture the flag, basket ball, and more!

Sunday morning started an hour later allowing villagers to sleep in before starting their day. The big wedding was the night before and many villagers were tuckered out after dancing all evening. After a yummy brunch of manakish, a breakfast dish of flat bread topped with spices and cheese, which is a popular dish in Lebanon the villagers headed to the soccer field to begin a game of capture the flag. Counselors split the teams into groups by counting off. Villagers dodged past...

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.

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...