As part of our partnership with Syria Relief, our employees continue to arrange amazing initiatives and events across the world to help create ‘child friendly spaces’ in conflict-stricken Aleppo, the largest city in Syria.
Our target is to raise £14,000 for Syrian children by the end of August and everyone at SThree is working hard to make this happen.
From Dress Down Days to Food Carnivals and Cashdashs’
Our fundraising partnership with Syria Relief kicked off in March and has gained a great deal of support from employees in SThree offices around the world.Our team in the Netherlands organised an Orange Dress Down Day on the occasion of their annual King’s Day, SThree Dublin held a Cashdash, in Dubai everyone enjoyed the Food Carnival, our Paris team drew from a tombola and in London handmade soap from Syria was sold.
Thanks to these imaginative initiatives we have already raised more than half of the money we set out to achieve but this is just the start, we have more initiatives coming up so keep a look out for updates.
Psycho social support and care for Syrian children
Syria Relief provides crisis humanitarian relief to Syrians helping plant the seeds of sustainable development for the people of Syria.
A special focus is to ease the long-term negative effect on Syrian children’s social and psychological wellbeing. Whether through losing family members, witnessing traumatic scenes, or being denied access to education, a massive proportion of Syria’s children are suffering from severe distress.
"There are more than 350,000 people still living in Aleppo City where 15% of the buildings are totally destroyed and at least half are severely damaged. At the moment, those living in the city centre survive on humanitarian aid distributed by charitable groups,” explains Anna Farina, Head of Syria Relief in London.
“Given the extreme stress caused by the repeated aerial attacks, and the food and basic household shortages, the children are in dire need of psychosocial support and care offered by our child friendly spaces,” continues Anna.
Child friendly spaces are specially designated and supervised areas where children are able to come and express themselves through creativity and play in a safe environment, whether through informal or structured psychosocial support activities. So far the organisation has opened five child friendly spaces in the city.
Anna knows just too well how important it is to provide a safe environment for the children in Syria:
“The conditions of extreme stress and trauma in which children live and the care received from equally distressed parents require us to respond to children, their parents, and the community, to help them better cope with living in such a horrible situation, which is so difficult to escape.
“Thanks so much to SThree for all you are doing to help!”
To support Syria Relief and learn more about the important work they are doing visit their website.