The NoŽl Foundation
"AYAT" Arab Youth Advancing TourismUnder the direction of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal
The Arab Youth Advancing Tourism (AYAT) initiative was established to promote tourism in Jordan and the region by providing vocational training for young people between 14 to 18 years of age living in under-privileged communities.
This project provides youth with the knowledge and skills required to be tour guides, promotes their role in local development and in management of tourism activities. Instilling the virtues of multi-cultural and interfaith respect, honesty and responsibility to be a good citizen is central in the program
The NoŽl Foundation has worked since 1990 with H.R.H. Princess Basma bint Talal and the Hashemite Social Development Fund.
"Jordan remains a pillar of stability in one of the world's most volatile regions, while it continues to make commendable achievements in its development process. As an advocate of sustainable development, I am firmly committed to trying to promote the role of women, young people, and local communities all of who have an essential role to play in shaping our world and our future." H.R.H Princess Basma Bint Talal
Virgin de la Caridad Community CenterSanta Clara, Cuba
The NoŽl Foundation assists with funding the community center to provide virtue-based activities for children interacting with the elderly in this remote neighborhood outside Santa Clara. The NoŽl Foundation provides transportation for these rural families to visit La Virgin de La Caridad historic Basilica Del Cobre. This is a very meaningful experience for all Cubans. The NoŽl Foundation also provides desperately needed medicine for people across Cuba.
Youth Education in Virtues
"Youth Education in Virtues" provides a consistent structure and systematic instruction for youth to learn virtues forming habits and dispositions necessary to grow in virtuous behavior.
The NoŽl Foundation cooperates with the Dominican Sisters,based in Michigan, an excellent teaching order of nuns under the tutelage of Mother Assumpta Long. We distribute these vital educational tools to schools and organize training for the teachers. A primary result is the decrease in bullying.
Bullying has a negative effect on a studentís ability to learn and their overall well-being. Some children refuse to go to school or worse take their own lives when bullying is tolerated. Bullying is a serious form of violence. It can be physical, verbal, psychological, or sexual. Here are some examples:
Middle and High School students face tremendous peer pressure to lie, cheat, to partake in substance abuse and promiscuity. This causes added challenges for teachers and for parents who are often in denial about their childís behavior or unaware of their actions. Unvirtuous behavior impacts grades and future opportunities of a child.
The NoŽl Foundation works with the PRC government and local communities in China to assist the many abandoned and disabled Chinese children. Boys and girls with health issues like hydrocephalus, heart disease and other ailments or whose parents simply cannot afford to care for them are in need of physical therapy equipment and caring support from The NoŽl Foundation.
We also provide classical books, art supplies for learning ancient calligraphy, musical instruments, computers, educational videos and gear for outdoor sports.
Time spent with these special needs children by The NoŽl Foundation volunteers showing them they are loved and appreciated is an important endeavor we undertake wholeheartedly.
The John Paul II Life Center, Texas
Your support through The Noel Foundation enables the center to offer sonograms and adoption counseling to women considering abortion. They also provide Napro Technology treatment for women struggling with infertility with a high success rate.
Chapel/Conservatory Project and Retreats
The NoŽl Foundation hopes to help build a chapel/conservatory on awe-inspiring consecrated land in Carmel Valley, California where there is currently a "tent chapel." This "labor of love" helps families desiring sacraments, scripture understanding and reconciliation. It is a sacred retreat which offers people searching for solace and answers to life's struggles and purpose a special place of grace to be inspired and healed. Music and prayer are vital for the well-being of bodies and souls.
Inspired by Psalm 23, retreats for healing, learning and growing closer to God are part of the work of The NoŽl Foundation.
Brain Research and Treatment - Los Angeles, California
The NoŽl Foundation provides support for the Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, led by neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Black, Time Magazine's 1997 "Hero of Medicine". We also provide "retreats" for gifted scientists to "brainstorm" how to save or extend lives. Dr. Black has made groundbreaking discoveries in the treatment and prevention of cancer and scientific advances in all brain disorders.
Dr. Black advises that the brain is a mystery, that some coma patients thought to be "brain deadí"recover inexplicably, especially young brains. He also informs that while the cure for cancer is within close reach that brain cancer is on the rise due to the modern environment we live, including the broad use of cell phones, microwaves and food chemicals. His book, "Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles" is informative and makes the argument for "faith and science" being connected.
Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Center - Australia
The NoŽl Foundation has worked with Olivia Newton-John since 1990 to assist efforts to combat cancer in children from chemicals and the environment and to help support cancer patients emotionally and spiritually during their debilitating treatments to assist their recovery and overall well-being In recent years The NoŽl Foundation has worked with Olivia in China when she launched her Great Wall Walk for Breast Cancer and in Australia with the establishment and operation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Center in Melbourne.
As a cancer survivor herself, Olivia passionately expresses how critical it is to balance medical treatments with healing support such as prayer, music and loving time with family. Helping poor patients receive care and treatments is also part of the mission. She hopes her wellness center is a model for other cancer centers.
Education through Travel-Inner Cities, USA
The NoŽl Foundation partners with the Urban League, Challengers Boys and Girls Clubs, the YMCA, and the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation. "Education Through Travel" was created by The Noel Foundation in cooperation with ATI and the travel industry to take ethnically diverse children from gang recruiting neighborhoods on motor coach tours throughout America to experience our nation's cultural and historical heritage.
The Foundation also partners with the Raymond and Rosa Parks Institute to take "youth at risk" on the educational journey, "Pathways to Freedom." We organize experiencing the historic "underground railway," the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama visiting the Rosa Parks Museum and the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the pastor. We travel to Atlanta, Georgia stopping at the King Center and to Williamsburg, Virginia for students to experience being a slave for a day. This complex program is experientially informative for fostering understanding and respect for one another.
Bud Hayes Skid Row Outreach
The NoŽl Foundation volunteers deliver basic supplies and meals to people living in the Skid Row region of Downtown Los Angeles. We provide vocational training support and transitional assistance honoring the legacy of our dear friend, the Skid Row hero "Bud Hayes," who devoted his life helping people to improve their lives and end substance abuse. Working with government entities, health-care professionals and faith-based organizations, The NoŽl Foundation ardently supports treatment for persons suffering from addiction and mental illness.
Saints Films For Youth
The Saints Project is a series of films inspired by the lives of highly influential saints who triumphantly lived humble, virtuous lives and became positive role models for youth today. The series will start by exploring the interesting lives of St. Patrick, St. Valentine, and St. Joseph, with eventual plans to capture the incredible journeys of the many men and women who dedicated and sometimes sacrificed their lives in order for humanity to be healed and saved.
Victims of Sex Trafficking
Recently The Noel Foundation helped two teenage victims (15 and 17) return to their Mom. They are half-sisters now living in a safe house (one pregnant.) They came from Colorado and Oregon to Hollywood to find each other and start a new life together, but instead they were found by predators-they look like the girls next door to anyone and it's disturbing to know they could be.
This is their heart wrenching response to consider and act upon:
The Noel Foundation is working with coalitions of Catholic nuns to help bring awareness of human trafficking-modern day slavery, which according to the FBI has become the largest illicit trade in the world because there is more money to be made repeatedly selling a human into bondage for sexual exploitation and abuse than selling illegal drugs can produce in profits. The Noel Foundation provides transitional assistance, vocational training and compassionate prayerful support for these young victims of crimes against humanity.
As an added fyi that would shock most, the 'pregnant' sister (17 year old) even though she did not know who the father of her baby was after reportedly being raped by 8 men said, "I would never abort, this is my baby and I want my baby to live."
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