The Keystone programme was created when Operation Mercy saw many refugee men in Jordan struggling with Many of the men have experienced changes in their lives through Keystone. The physical activities and supportive relationships have further reinforced positive behaviours in other areas of their lives, including a positive impact on their families.
The Keystone programme was created when Operation Mercy saw many refugee men in Jordan struggling with Many of the men have experienced changes in their lives through Keystone.
“The joy and the friendship of these two boys, one having a disability and the other not, is one small step… that can hopefully start a giant leap in the direction of building an inclusive community.”
“To see long-lasting change in the community, it’s important that we all work together, and the role of the families is very important in order to see inclusion happen…”
At the Agricultural Cooperation for Development (AC4D) farm, the team is now testing some of the newest technologies to increase crop yields while minimizing the quantity of resources applied to the crops.
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Some of them wish the group could meet more than twice a week, but all the men say that they are continuing the exercises at home.
AC4D embraces a long-term perspective, as the shift from a traditional to a technologically-driven farming mentality is a major change for local farmers.
“For many years this has been a dream of mine and now it is happening! It is because God loves us that he sent you to us.”
“And how do we lead our families with love, speak in a kind way, and not with violence?” asks Ahmed. He is one of the coaches at Keystone.
“…In this way, we are supporting about 500 vulnerable families a week with fresh vegetables…”