In Memory of Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier first visited an institution for the mentally disabled in 1964. Disturbed by the sad and violent conditions he found there, Jean bought a small house in Trosly-Breuil, France and invited two men from the institution to live with him. Others soon joined. He named this first care home "L'Arche" after Noah's Ark.

Jean demonstrated that mentally challenged people...MORE

Let's Zumba!

Sara could feel the beat before she saw the action.

She walked into a packed room with women of all shapes and sizes dancing to heart-thumping music. The instructor had an infectious energy and welcomed everyone to participate – even a nervous first-timer like Sara. It felt more like a dance party than a workout class!

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance workout that’s one of the most popular exercise classes in the world – and one of the most popular activities at our Youth Center in the Za’atari Refugee Camp.