The Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, of which AWAR is a long-standing member, has chosen as its biennial Target Project a charity to educate Syrian refugee women and children living in Amman, Jordan. Set up by two American women living there, the charity is entitled Collateral Repair Project. In 2018 AWAR is organizing various events to raise funds for the project.
The first event was a sumptuous lunch prepared by members and featuring Middle Eastern cuisine. It was graciously hosted by a member in her home and also featured the Syrian musician, Saleh Tawil, who played the Oud, an instrument of Arab origin. The music lightened the hearts of all and the feet of members who danced to its rhythmic sounds.