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What We Give

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We use art as a tool to empower children living in marginalized communities and to break barriers between communities.

Below is an updated list of our giving back projects to date. Our first project was completed in April 2016 before we sold our first t-shirt in May 2016.

For any inquiries about the giving back please email us at info@theorendatribe.com.

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Project 18. Bridging the Gap - Jerash Refugee Camp

Number of Children Reached: 20

Workshop Aim: Break Barriers Between Children of Refugee Camp & Host Communities.

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In this project we brought in 10 children from the 8th grade from a school in Amman (Modern Montessori School) to Jerash Refugee Camp to work with the children of the camp on collaborative artwork in the aim of bridging the gap between the communities and raising awareness on the camp.

The activities were mainly:

  • Ice Breaking Art Activities
  • The children created a puzzle together and then they connected it which symbolizes the power of team work and showed them that the puzzle looked more beautiful when it was all put together than having each piece on its own
  • We paired the children up (one from the school and one from camp) and asked them to create a super hero that fights an issue of their choosing then they collaboratively drew the super hero and presented it to the whole group

The artwork and activities will be exhibited in several location in Amman in attendance of all the kids and we will create products from the art that will contribute to the development of an arts center in the refugee camp.

 

Project 17. Beautification - Makani Center Sweileh

Number of Children Reached: 20

Workshop Aim: Empower & Inspire Children, Break Barriers Between People and Encourage Education.

Following up on project 16 below, we went back to the same Makani Center and beautified it through artwork inspired from the children's art, dreams and hopes and we involved them in the process.

The artwork on the walls will be a constant reminder to the children to pursue their dreams and will encourage them to go to the center more.

Involving them in beautifying their own community is an action of empowerment.

We also brought volunteers to work hand in hand with the children and the people of the center in the aim of breaking barriers between people.

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Project 16. Story Telling & Art - Makani Center Sweileh

Number of Children Reached: 26

Workshop Aim: Work on children's communications, confidence and creativity skills while inspiring them to pursue their dreams.

Amal (a girl's name that means hope), used to climb to the top of a mountain every single day to gaze up into the stars where she saw her dreams and hopes.

One day, while she was on top of the mountain, she saw a rope hanging from a star and a little boy climbing it.

Amal, confused, called on the boy and asked "What are you doing climbing this rope?" The boy responded "I used to be like you. To climb to the top of the mountain and watch my dreams in the stars until one day I decided to pursue my dreams" Then the boy continued his climb and Amal was inspired to pursue her dreams and this is when suddenly ropes fell from the stars in the sky and Amal held the end of one of those ropes to start her journey towards the star.

During this art workshop, we introduced story telling to the children for the first time in the hopes of inspiring them and encouraging their creativity. After the story telling activity the children drew Amal's and their dreams and each one of them explained his dream through his artwork to the whole class.

The process doesn't stop here. We will go back to the same center to paint a mural on the walls of the classroom that is inspired from the children's artwork.

We look forward to share with you the mural once it is completed!

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Project 15. Makani Wadi Al Seer Center Beautification

Number of Children Reached: More than 20

Workshop Aim: Work on children's creativity, problem solving and team work skills while inspiring them to pursue their dreams.

Makani - "I am safe, I learn, I connect"

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Makani is a safe space created to offer informal education, teach life skills and give psycho-social support to refugee and local children across Jordan.

In collaboration with Save the Children Jordan and with the support of ZAIN Jordan we completed our first beautification project in a Makani Center.

We used art to inspire children to pursue their dreams, to empower them to change their own environment and to promote problem-solving skills in the children.

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Project 14. Art & Culture Center Beautification - August 2017

Number of Children Reached: We worked in an art center that is built to serve all of Gaza Refugee Camp Children.

Project Aim: Encourage art education through beautifying the environment of an art center.

A grass root organization from Gaza Refugee Camp bought two of the oldest houses in the camp and are renovating them into an Art & Culture Center for the camp residents.

We decided to beautify one of the class rooms in the center through art. We always try to convey an educational message through our artwork. The artwork in this project depicts the analytical and the creative sides of the brain.

A big thank you to Dulux Paint Jordan for providing the paint and Zain Al Shabab team for volunteering with us for this project.

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Project 13. School Beautification Through Art - June 2017

Number of Children Reached: More than 40 participated

Workshop Aim: Encourage education through beautifying the environment of a school and empower children in the process.

We just completed our second beautification project at Jerash Refugee Camp, which was funded from the proceeds made in project 12, and the results were amazing!

The artwork was placed on the wall of the kindergarten from the outside, hence beautifying the environment of both the kindergarten and the refugee camp itself.

The Orenda Tribe employed a talented artist who resides in the camp for the duration of the project and we involved the children of the camp in the creation of the artwork.

Moreover, we raised donations to distribute food packages for 32 families in the camp after we completed the beautification project. Each package contained basic food supplies that should be sufficient for one week per family.

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Project 12. Ice Cream, Art & Fun at Gaza Refugee Camp - May 2017

Number of Children Reached: 50

Workshop Aim: Educate children on different subjects through art. Also, bring some joy into the children's day through ice cream!

We are happy to announce our first of its kind collaboration with Four Winters, a trendsetter in the ice cream market utilizing liquid nitrogen to produce the finest ice cream.

Four Winters were generous enough to start the giving back by sending a team into Gaza Refugee Camp in Jordan to hold a fun educational nitrogen show for around 50 kids and then distributed their delicious ice cream to the children.

During the same visit we held an art workshop for the children where some of the art will be displayed on a t-shirt that will raise funds for our next beautification project in the same community.

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Project 11. SOS Mothers Art Workshop - February 2017

Number of Children Reached: Worked with the care takers of orphans who care for more than 60 children.

Workshop Aim: Empower the orphan's care takers by highlighting the impact of their work on the lives of children.

At the SOS village Amman, in each house, a number of orphans under the age of 16 live with their caretaker, who takes the role of a Mother for these children until they become 16 years old.

We thought what would be a better way to benefit these children, than fund and facilitate an educational art workshop for their Mothers, the ones who live with them and nurture them until they become independent.

TedX speaker and artist Omar Abdallat gave the workshop.

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Project 10. Distribution Of Winter Clothes To Children - January 2017

Number of Children Reached: 30

Project Aim: Donations raised to support children in the cold by providing winter clothes.

Without the proper clothing and shelter, people living in distressed communities are bracing for the cold brought on by winter.

Therefore, we raised extra funds in addition to the ones raised through our t-shirts and bought winter clothes and boots for 30 children in Gaza Refugee Camp.

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Project 9. Bringing Art Into A Less Fortunate School - January to March 2017

Number of Children Reached: 80

Workshop Aim: Work on children's English language, confidence, creativity, problem solving and team work skills.

In collaboration with Amman Academy School, we are bringing art into a less fortunate primary school at Ain Al Basha through a number of different art education classes. Video below shows a glimpse of our fun time at the school:

Project 8. Art Therapy International Center Comes From Dubai To Jordan - December 2016

Number of Children Reached: More than 100

Workshop Aim: Art for Therapy

As the first step of our collaboration with the Art Therapy International Centre (ATIC), we spent two days together in Gaza Refugee Camp in Jordan, where ATIC held art for therapy sessions for more than 100 children.

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Project 7. Distribution of 1,000 Crayon Bags With Color The Camps - October 2016

Number of Children Reached: 1,000

Workshop Aim: Raise awareness about the camp, bridge the gap between communities and promote art.

The Orenda Tribe and 15 of its volunteers helped Color The Camps Organization distribute the 1,000 crayon bags that they brought with them all the way from the US to Gaza Refugee Camp.

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Project 6. Art Therapy At The SOS - October 2016

Number of Children Reached: 20

Workshop Aim: Art Therapy

The Orenda Tribe facilitated and funded Art Therapy sessions at the orphan's SOS village in Amman through certified art therapist Sara Barjakli.

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Project 5. Art Education - October 2016

Number of Children Reached: 50

Workshop Aim: Work on children's creativity skills and educate them through art.

Lana Al Mufleh, an artist and a teacher, volunteered with us by teaching the children about the four seasons of the year and the environment through art in Gaza (Jerash) Refugee Camp.

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Project 4. First Day Of School Art Workshop - September 2016

Number of Children Reached: More than 100

Workshop Aim: Empower children and encourage children to go to school.

In the same kindergarten mentioned in project 3, we left an empty wall for the children of the school to paint on it.

During the first day of school, artist Yasmeen Sabri lead an event for the children where they all painted on the wall.

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Project 3. School Beautification Project - August 2016

Number of Children Reached: More than 100

Workshop Aim: Encourage education, empower the people of the camp and bridge the gap between communities.

In the aim of promoting art and encouraging children to go to school in Gaza (Jerash) Refugee Camp in Jordan we helped in the renovation of the main hall of a kindergarten in the camp. Watch video below to see our work:

Project 2. Buying Clothes For Children In Eid - June 2016

Number of Children Reached: 40

Project Aim: Bring joy into the children's lives in the holidays.

To draw a smile on children's faces in Gaza Refugee Camp during Eid festivities, we bought new clothes for more than 40 children and personally distributed the clothes in collaboration with One Love Organization and in the presence of the children.

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Project 1. The Za'atari Refugee Camp - April 2016

Number of Children Reached: More than 120

Project Aim: Provide a safe haven for children and promote education & art.

Before we even sold our first t-shirt, we committed to our first giving back project at the Za'atari Refugee Camp.

In collaboration with Save The Children Jordan, we provided educational toys, furniture and art supplies for 4 caravans inside the camp to become safe havens for children & their mothers during day time.

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Support our cause of empowering children through art, by buying our 100% organic cotton purposeful t-shirts. The artwork on the T-Shirts is made by children living in refugee camps & less fortunate communities.

Link to our collection: Our T-Shirts

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