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Lantern Activity

“Sympathy”, “Compassion” and “accountability” were the three major concepts that have epitomized our launching-up activity in community service. To crown these concepts, as well as all other spiritual concepts that Eid Al Adha embodies, a group of five community service members (Yasmine Othman, Ahmad Hariri, Lana Skafi, Abdulghani Masri, and Daniela) initiated an arts and crafts activity in the middle school. ​ In addition to the 11th graders’ positive self-assessment, Ms. Maissa Jibai, the 6eme teacher, appreciated the students’ interaction reflecting that “the idea of sharing an artistic activity in the occasion of Adha is interesting, original, motivating and joyful. Community service students showed responsibility and commitment. Their performance was quite organized. They patiently taught grade 6 students how to successfully make a paper lantern, showing them the steps by modeling. They checked on everyone’s work to ensure the achievement of every student.” Besides, Yasmine Othman, a community service member, said “We sacrificed our time, as little as it was, to learn how to make lanterns. It turns out helping others is not just giving them money or shelter; it’s putting a smile on their face.” To sixth graders such as Aya, Jawad, Celine, and Yousef Idriss, “designing Lanterns was an amazing task that was so fun. It helped them remember and appreciate Eidul Adha and recognize how important it is to all Muslims.”

Prepared by Huda kaeen and Dalia Sous
Community service facilitators