Now that the remodeling is DONE at the Amal center, we’re focusing on equipment, furniture and beautification.
I chose traditional round wood tables instead of square (more practical) ones. In the end, beauty and soul win out over sheer practicality for me. The idea of sitting around a table is very symbolic, as opposed to parallel and perpendicular lines. The round table is the heart of every Moroccan family’s home, it generously allows you to fit one or two more people around it.
And now! Thursday March 28th was the first day we cooked anything here at the Amal Center! It feels SO GOOD to see this. My heart is full of joy and gratitude that this dream has actually manifested. And I’ve realized that although these women have difficult stories, the Amal center is not a depressing place, it’s full of joy and REAL HOPE just like its name. For myself, the volunteers and the trainees we are all just blown away by this experience. The intention, the prayers, the doing of it all and now this joyous beginning.
Our dear children’s space coordinator Shauna has been working every day for weeks and weeks…and all sorts of volunteers have left their mark here in the kid’s corner. The Amal center will be opening *very soon* insha Allah.