Our Story

Once Upon A Time.... click here to learn our story
ORENDA - (noun) a mystical force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world, or to effect change in their own lives.
What started as an idea for a t-shirt brand, changed into a movement of youth who are making change through art and storytelling.
The Orenda Tribe's story started in 2015 when Zaid Souqi went to Za'atari Refugee Camp to run The Orenda Tribe's first art session with children, producing artwork that was printed on eco-friendly t-shirts that were sold to contribute back to the same community.
As The Orenda Tribe gained experience in community engagement through art and storytelling it started to partner with different organizations across the world to influence policy and behavior change on social topics.
The social topics we address include climate change, food security, gender and children's protection and rights.
Our campaigning tools include art workshops, children's books, publications, murals and children's digital games and our approach is community inclusive.