Fehmi, 43, participant
My wife and my children are very happy. This is the first time in the last three years I have been able to play with my children. They think it’s great.
Jamaltin, 55, counselor
I haven’t laughed this much in years. I didn’t know that I was still able to.
Rehana, 28, participant

For the first time in my life, I was, as a woman, able to behave and show myself as I pleased. I was able to do everything I wanted to do this week and no one rebuked me for something or forbade me anything.

Shirin, 17, counselor

For me, my future had no meaning. I didn’t know what else to do. But since I've been working at the Woven Theatre, I feel valuable. My life has meaning. I like working with the children and learning for myself as well.

Moataz, 32, project assistant

The children’s parents find the project great and are very grateful that their children are a part of it. They are calmer, more balanced and happier. They play more and have become better at entertaining themselves and their siblings.

Aiyman, 31, counselor

I haven’t had this much fun in a long time. When I work with the children or in your workshop, I forget all of the cruel and terrible things that used to haunt me.