Experience the local culture of Aqaba while learning to create beautiful jewellery and home décor products from recycled material. Take part in a handicraft class at Green Creations a poverty alleviating program employing local women from troubled backgrounds and giving them pride and purpose with a job in the workshop. After the class you can design and make your own necklace to take home with you.
1. Learn more about the program and how it helps to improve the lives of the women in the local community
2. Take part in a handicraft class
3. Meet with the women and experience the local culture
4. Make your own item of jewellery to take home with you
09:45 - Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you through Aqaba to the Green Creations Workshop in the Mah Doud residential area - one of the poorer areas of Aqaba city.
10:00 - On arrival you will be met by the employees and given a tour and orientation presentation to explain what the project is and how it helps to benefit the people in the local community.
10:20 - Get hands on as the ladies teach you how they make their items from recycled material. They use everything from glass, plastic and paper to aluminium, vinyl and old clothing to make necklaces, earrings, bags, scarves, baskets, coasters, bags and ornaments for the home.
11:00 - Tea break - spend some time chatting with the ladies and learn about local culture and how the program has helped to change their lives while enjoying some traditional Arabic mint tea.
11:15 - Using your new learnt skills you can now design and make your own necklace to take home with you - a lovely reminder of your day here in Aqaba.
12:00 - Take some time to explore the shop and buy some of the beautiful products made by the women and help to support the on going program.
12:30 - Meet with driver to go back to your hotel
Fridays and Saturdays