You can support Syrian children to cope with the effects of war, to build their resilience so they might prosper despite their experiences. International Alert provides safe spaces where children can engage in arts and play based therapies, build relationships with their peers, and enjoy the simple joys of childhood.
Many Syrian children have grown up with the brutal civil war in their own country. Syrian refugees have often suffered intense trauma and are still struggling to access a normal childhood. This has been denied them by conflict, migration, and the associated hardships of poverty and lack of access to services. It is these children that we are trying to help with our Peace Education work
Together with our local partner Basmeh and Zeitooneh, we provide children with a secure and child-centred environment in which they can begin to thrive again. Encouraging learning through art, drama and play, the Peace Education classes offer the educational opportunities that are too often absent or inadequate for refugee children. They also offer the important space for kids to begin to deal with the trauma they have experienced.
The children we serve will benefit from access to education, play and a supportive environment. The positive impact on psychological and social wellbeing is transformative. This project will help children to create a better future for themselves and their families.