In 2021, Mindfulness Without Borders partnered with Thaki, an international NGO that empowers refugee and vulnerable children to learn and thrive using self-paced motivational electronic tools. We worked with the organization to translate 10 of THE RETHiNK KiT’s activities into Arabic. These activities became a resource for Lebanon’s first-ever bilingual platform of training materials and resources, which provides guidance on how teachers can use their digital skills to improve classroom education. As part of our vision to support worldwide digital literacy, 10 RETHiNK KiT activities were translated into 9 other languages in total—Arabic, French, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Mandarin and Ukrainian. Our hope is that these social-emotional learning and mindfulness-based activities will be part of a growing network of educational centers, teachers and health professionals working with forcibly displaced young people around the world. We envision small circles of teens enjoying these activities as a way to encourage a healthy exchange of insights with tools for well-being.
Please pass the free RETHiNK Kit forward to educators, health professionals and parents!