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    Our second day of making Amjad's home a little safer

    Day 120

    A Safe Kitchen

    Today we’re completing the second half of turning our librarian Amjad’s home into a safe refuge for his family.

    The caravans in Za’atari Camp are made of thin metal and aren’t great protection against the cold winter wind and rain. In the summer, the caravans bake as temperatures rise to 115 degrees or more.

    Amjad’s kitchen didn’t have a regular ceiling. They were using cloth to cover the kitchen space.

    Bugs came into the kitchen because the walls weren’t well sealed. They also couldn’t use the kitchen when it rained because water ran down the metal stove, which was connected to the metal door frame, and could create sparks. A big safety risk, especially in a family with children!

    Amjad’s father Nabil said, “A kitchen without a ceiling is a nightmare because it affects my family’s health and safety.”

    We built a roof over their kitchen, which helped seal up this room so it is safe and usable year-round. We’re so appreciative of all the love Amjad has put into the Youth Center – and thrilled to help turn his home into a safe haven too.

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