Title: WORLD KIDS LAB FESTIVAL 2016 in Jordan
Produced & Sponsored by : WORLD FESTIVAL Inc.
JICA Jordan Office  (JOCV - Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers)
NGO East Amman Charity for Development  (Makani Centre)
UNICEF Jordan  (Makani - “I am safe, I Learn, I connect”)
dot life, ltd.  (another life)
Cooperation: University of Jordan Japanese Class Students
Makani Centre Students
Main Producer & Organizer: Yuki Kondo  (WORLD FESTIVAL Inc.)
Takuto Hashimoto   (JOCV Jordan - Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers)
Courtesy by: SWITCH SCIENCE, Inc.
(Makey Makey Delux Kit)
Date: 2016/08/10  (wed)
Place: Makani Centre  (Amman, Jordan)
Participant: Approx. 300
A festival held in Jordan for kids of Syrian refugee,Iraqi refugee and Palestinian refugee,
discovering their possibilities and talents,by introducing and experience the world
of new interesting contents and cultures.
Who: Makani Centre Students, who do not have certain opportunity of learning art,
creativity, physical education, and meeting foreigners.  (3 to 24 yrs old - Mostly refugees
from Palestine, Iraq, and Syria)
Aim: To open up the childrenʼs possibilities of wide perspectives, and to realize the
importance of world relations through experiencing the new contents from the world,
and communicating with foreigners about their different cultures.
  1. Music Stage  (Anyone can play! Sing!)
  2. Live Paint   (Anyone can draw anything you like!)
  3. Creative Lab  (Craftwork with Japanese staffs/Origami/Original Accessaries/Boon Boon spinning top )
  4. Makey Makey  (Ciruit Boad that everyone can connect anything that has potenital to conduct electricity.)
  5. Wishes Tree Monument  (Write & hook your “wish” on the monument)
  6. What I Love  (Write, draw, stick, construct your expression of “What I Love”)
  7. Think our Earth  (Recycle Crafts / Lemon Electricity & Generator)
  8. Photo&Video Making Workshop  (Teacher:Mr.Omar)
  9. Photo Session  (another life. × WORLD FESTIVAL Inc.)
  10. WORLD FESTIVAL Inc. Photo Gallery
  11. Japanese culture experience  (Calligraphy /Japanese harp Koto / Japanese chopstick game/Soran Bushi Dance)
...and more
Lastly: In this festival, we were able to implement under the cooperation of various organizations and local students. On preparing for the day before the event, the children who attended Makani Center also actively helped. There are many children with complex backgrounds in Jordan. They are also having difficulties to obtain many opportunities. However, by experiencing the importance of connection with the world by touching diverse values, it may lead to solving various problems in the world. I hope that a lot of "connections" born here will help open up the options and possibilities of children's lives.


*Courtesy of  SWITCH SCIENCE, Inc.
*Donation -Educational kit “Makey Makey Delux Kit” × 2 Boxes

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Besides offering the items we selected from Arduino, Digi, SparkFun, Seeed, Adafruit, Pololu, PC Engines etc.,
they are developing original modules and kits.

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