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Meet Yasmin (8) and Kareem (11). Both Syrian. Both children. Both refugees. They are two of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian people who fled to the neighbouring country of Lebanon. The situation in their home towns in Syria is unbearable and unsafe. Kareem: “The army came to our area and order all the men to go out on the street. My mother and sisters stayed inside and I had to go out on the street and stand with the men. It was really scary. They searched our house and I was worried for my sisters. Before going into the house they loaded their guns. I was so frightened for the girls. Maybe the army would do something to them. ” Abrupt change Life is still tough now that Kareem and Yasmin are in Lebanon. Everything changed abruptly. They were forced to leave their homes, and some of their family and friends, behind. Now they’re living in a strange country. Without a decent place to stay. Without a daily routine. “We are an army in the place where we stay here in Lebanon,” Kareem says and laughs. “With thirty people we stay in three rooms. It is really crowded and I heard more family members want to come from Syria and stay with us.” Bright future? Fortunately Kareem and Yasmin are both enrolled in War Child’s ‘Back to school’ project in Beirut. It gives them a daily routine, and a chance to deal with and recover from their experiences during the conflict in Syria. The project consists of psychosocial support and education. Both are essential aspects of building a promising and bright future for all children. Yasmin: “I didn’t know the letters but now I do. I love school and I want to learn more. Also it is really nice to come here and see my friends. This is the only place I come to. For the rest we sit at home and we don’t go out.” Join and donate War Child believes that getting children back to school is one of the most important ways of helping them recover from conflict. Help all Syrian children who have fled the conflict--children like Kareem and Yasmin, get the support they need. Join us. Invest in the future of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and donate to this project. Stay up to date Follow Kareem and Yasmin as they share their daily experiences via the War Child Holland Twitter and Facebook account. See what life as a refugee is like through their eyes, and check out what they do in War Child’s programme.

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EducationEmergency

Goal

1200 children are enrolled in the back to school project. The required budget to reach this goal is €50.100,- This amount consists of: - Provide a Syrian refugee child with 2 full weeks of psychosocial support in our safe spaces (€45,-): 300 children - One month of remedial courses to help one child adapt to the new school system (€36,-): 300 children - Provide a study kit containing a school bag and stationary (€18,-): 300 children - Provide one child’s tuition fees so that he/ she can enrol in a public school (€68,-): 300 children The cost per child per activity includes programsetup, staff, transport, materials, services and running cost.

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Dank aan iedereen die heeft bijgedragen aan ons werk!  Geweldig!

Afgelopen maanden hebben we een aantal van onze projecten via het PIFworld netwerk onder de aandacht geprobeerd te brengen. We hebben de conclusie moeten trekken dat dat voor nu niet gelukt is. 

Niet getreurd, jullie bijdragen waren zeer welkom! En uiteraard worden deze goed besteed.

Het project 'Syrian refugee children - Back to School' voeren we hoe dan ook uit en de bijdragen gaan dan ook naar waar het voor bedoeld was. Meer over ons werk in Libanon en voor Syrische vluchtelingenkinderen vind je op http://www.warchild.nl/land/libanon.

Mocht je nog vragen hebben, laat ze hier gerust achter of neem contact op met ons via info@warchild.nl  Samen halen we de oorlog uit een kind.

Op de hoogte blijven van ons werk? Meld je dan aan voor onze nieuwsbrief of volg ons op Facebook of Twitter

First of all we would like to thank you all so much for supporting War Child's work! Wonderful!

In the last few months we raised awareness for a few of our projects via the PIFworld network, but the results did not meet our expectations. 

The good news is that your support still will be used for the initial projects.

We proceed with the project 'Syrian refugee children - Back to School'  anyway. You can read more about our work in Lebanon on http://www.warchildholland.org/lebanon

If you have any questions, please let us know here or via info@warchild.nl 

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Yasmin:
I celebrated my birthday at War Child’s place. They brought a cake!
I didn’t know what my birthday would be like this year here in Libanon.
But it was really nice! 
Last year I had a wonderful party at my grandparent's house.
It was just before the war started. At the party I danced.

Now, in Lebanon, my mum asked me to dance but I was too shy. 

I used to live in Aleppo. That is in Syria. We had to leave our home a few months ago. I really miss my home there. I had a beautiful room. That I shared with my brother. Here I have drawn my home in Aleppo. Do you like it?

I remember that one day. My mum and I went out to buy some things. Then the planes started to bomb. Because of the explosions a lot of stones were flying around in the air. There were loud sounds and I lost my mum in the chaos. It took so long before I found my mum again. My heart was beating really fast. I got scared. 

My home in Aleppo was near a hospital. After the bombs we could see people coming to the hospital. I saw people without arms and legs. I saw a lot of blood. Sometimes I didn’t want to watch but I was curious and then
I did. My dad also got injured. It could have been serious but he is ok. Only when he walks a lot it starts to hurt him.

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Meet Yasmin (8) and Kareem (11). Both Syrian. Both children. Both refugees. They are two of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian people who fled to the neighbouring country of Lebanon. The situation in their home towns in Syria is unbearable and unsafe. Kareem: “The army came to our area and order all the men to go out on the street. My mother and sisters stayed inside and I had to go out on the street and stand with the men. It was really scary. They searched our house and I was worried for my sisters. Before going into the house they loaded their guns. I was so frightened for the girls. Maybe the army would do something to them. ” Abrupt change Life is still tough now that Kareem and Yasmin are in Lebanon. Everything changed abruptly. They were forced to leave their homes, and some of their family and friends, behind. Now they’re living in a strange country. Without a decent place to stay. Without a daily routine. “We are an army in the place where we stay here in Lebanon,” Kareem says and laughs. “With thirty people we stay in three rooms. It is really crowded and I heard more family members want to come from Syria and stay with us.” Bright future? Fortunately Kareem and Yasmin are both enrolled in War Child’s ‘Back to school’ project in Beirut. It gives them a daily routine, and a chance to deal with and recover from their experiences during the conflict in Syria. The project consists of psychosocial support and education. Both are essential aspects of building a promising and bright future for all children. Yasmin: “I didn’t know the letters but now I do. I love school and I want to learn more. Also it is really nice to come here and see my friends. This is the only place I come to. For the rest we sit at home and we don’t go out.” Join and donate War Child believes that getting children back to school is one of the most important ways of helping them recover from conflict. Help all Syrian children who have fled the conflict--children like Kareem and Yasmin, get the support they need. Join us. Invest in the future of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and donate to this project. Stay up to date Follow Kareem and Yasmin as they share their daily experiences via the War Child Holland Twitter and Facebook account. See what life as a refugee is like through their eyes, and check out what they do in War Child’s programme.

Focus themes

EducationEmergency

Problem statement

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled to Lebanon. It is estimated that 50 percent of them are children. The number of refugees is steadily increasing as the conflict continues. Children who have fled the violence in Syria often face difficulties in going to school in Lebanon. They do not have the papers they need, speak the right language, or have enough money. Or, at times, there are simply not enough teachers or books to accommodate them. Getting children back to school is one of the most important ways of helping them recover from conflict. It is essential aspect of building a promising and bright future for all children.

Goal

1200 children are enrolled in the back to school project. The required budget to reach this goal is €50.100,- This amount consists of: - Provide a Syrian refugee child with 2 full weeks of psychosocial support in our safe spaces (€45,-): 300 children - One month of remedial courses to help one child adapt to the new school system (€36,-): 300 children - Provide a study kit containing a school bag and stationary (€18,-): 300 children - Provide one child’s tuition fees so that he/ she can enrol in a public school (€68,-): 300 children The cost per child per activity includes programsetup, staff, transport, materials, services and running cost.

Main activities

1. Psychosocial support. Through recreation activities and creative life-skills courses, children and young people regain their self-confidence and their trust in others. They learn to recognise and deal with their emotions and cope with their conflict-related experiences. 2. Remedial courses to help children adapt to the new school system. 3. Provision of Study Kits containing a school bag and supplies for the entire school year. 4. Payment of tuition fees so that children can enrol in a public school in Lebanon and regain a sense of normalcy.

External risks

As refugees, the children have no permanent residence in Lebanon and could move to other locations. The region is unstable. The conflict could politically destabilise Lebanon or even spill over into Lebanon, affecting the continuity of the project. Schools are very full and sometimes don’t welcome refugee children from different religious backgrounds.

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Fundraisers

  • Suzanne Wisse-Huiskes

    Foundations Manager & strategy consultant Pifworld, Co-host First Friday Fundraisers (FFF), Board of Directors European Crowdfunding Network

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  • War Child Holland

    Een kind hoort niet in oorlog thuis. Nooit. Kinderen hebben het recht in vrede op te groeien, vrij van angst en geweld, hun talenten te ontwikkelen en te worden wie ze willen zijn. War Child maakt een blijvend verschil. Door kinderen te beschermen tegen geweld en psychosociale hulp en onderwijs te bieden. Met onze creatieve en participatieve aanpak, spreken we de innerlijke kracht van kinderen aan, en inspireren we zoveel mogelijk mensen om mee te doen. War Child voert haar programma’s zelf uit en werkt samen met verschillende partnerorganisaties in 10 landen wereldwijd. www.warchild.nl

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  • Ileen Wilke

    Happy.thankyou.moreplease. Happy, happy with the small things. Thank you, gratitude is something we should cherish. More please, bring it on!

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  • Martine Werners

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  • Pauline Klaassen

    children!! they have the right to be a child and to play

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  • Maarten de Bruin

    Fundraiser

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  • Robert van Roijen

    It is possible to change the world one little step at the time. The idea of Bundle Forces for a Better World is exactly what I think is needed.

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Children do not belong in war. Ever. They have the right to grow up free from fear and violence. To develop their full potential and contribute to a peaceful future. For themselves and others.

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Sofia supported Syrian refugee children Back to School with €15
29.12.2013
Catherine supported Syrian refugee children Back to School with €10
25.10.2013
Sofia supported Syrian refugee children Back to School with €15
24.10.2013

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