More than just Shawarma: The Importance of Community Connections

In honor of Susan’s arrival last Tuesday, we took the team to get dinner at a local shawarma restaurant in the village. As we were waiting for our very complicated (gluten-free/vegetarian) order, a group of young men started to ask us questions about what we were doing in Hartha. When we told them about the program, they joked that they wanted to come join us at the center.

This morning, a new family arrived at the center for an intake. When we asked about how they heard about the program, the mother told us that her husband’s uncle told him about it after meeting our team at the shawarma shop.

Clearly, the moral of the story is that our team needs to go out for shawarma more often!



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