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    نحن الأبطال الخارقين - We Are Superheroes

     

    To rebuild the human in Aleppo

    by doing our best

  • نحن الأبطال الخارقين - We Are Superheroes

    I called this association We Are Superheroes because the main purpose of it was about helping people to rebuild themselves. The war get worse and it became very difficult, so step by step I built projects which could bring something valuable in fonction of the situations I met. It's not about being an association, it's about being human and trying to help your best when you can. Until now I've been financing nearly everything by myself because I wanted to help as much as I could in the way I believed it was the best for people. All these little programs are in this mindset, to make sens about life, about hope, about future and try to step by step improve their feelings.

     

    To understand my presence and our work. I do my best to help, support, build etc. In different countries in recent years with my own resources and I will continue for the next year here in Aleppo if not more ... but whatever the sacrifices or risks taken, there are hundreds of people already fighting all the Days for years to help people survive, to continue, long before I set foot in Syria, some gave their lives for it. I am only a small drop of water today and does not deserve so much honors. Hundreds of messages, thousands of followers, ... thank you, it is really encouraging, but many are fighting here for a long time and we do not talk enough, I do not like to be on the But I have no choice, I have to testify ... even if the ocean is made up of water drops united together, even if each one brings something, make no mistake, they Are the true heroes today.

    #1 FIRST AID program for youth and adults to empower their reactions, self-confidence and save lives. Medical boxes distribution with

    #2 RISING VOICES for peace.

    Social exchanges project between schools but also gathering stories of the Aleppo population to make sens about the situation and call for peace. 

    #3 CINEMA program 300 to 500 places every month. To rebuild the imagination and hope. To see that life is not limited to war, opens their heart, hope, breathe

    #4 EMOTIONAL GUIDANCE program including several psycho-social activities. During the week 4 classes for 120 youth - Individual help 47 youth from 15 to 17 yo.

    #5 SOCIAL ACTVITIES

    Short term projects to help youth and especially refugees in and around Aleppo.

    SEED HOPE PROJECT

    (on his way)

    Construction of vegetable gardens in refugee areas and training of families, children to plant vegetables and take care of them.

    A DREAM

    (on his way)

    To realize the dreams of sick children - very handicapped by war wounds

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    Aleppo is alive.

     

  • To empower hope and self-confidence 

    #1 FIRST AID war reactions

    To save blood to save time and to save time to save blood.

    Since I arrived I had to take care of several people who get injured by a rocket and a mortar nearby me, I could save only 2 on 5 because of a lack of help. Most of the people don’t dare to help injured people after attacks because of the risks (another mortar for example) but finally most of the people want’s to help, but don’t know what to do and how. They feel powerless and the impact on their personal psychology is worse. Teaching these skills would give more power and reflex for people to react to these situations . We could save 20 to 25 % of « standby » lives. By sensibilisation of people about first aid actions, reflex, exemple: with personnel outlets like belt, stopping hemorrhagic before to send a victim in a car to save his blood during transportation. Asking in advance his blood category before he passed out and put it in his face to save time in hospital. (…) I slowed down this program after several attacks which moved me a lot, but of course it’s really important.

    • Training for youth and adults to empower their reactions - self-confidence and save lives. (scouts, schools and individuals)
    • Courses of health precautions in few families to prevent complications
    • Distribution of medical supplies (first aid kit) in different complicated areas of Aleppo.
    • Micro-first aid kit fir children and families (stopped for few months since the liberation - re-start in 2 months)

     

    Lana a young doctor volunteer who work with me here to distribute 1st boxes families and for sanitary - first aid short trainings

    #2 CINEMA and hope

    To see that life is not limited to war, opens their heart, hope, breathe

    300 to 500 places every month. We used to receive a lot of rockets around but we maintained it. To allow young people of all ages and families an access to cinema is to open a window on the world to them, to allow them to see that life is not limited to war, opens their heart, travels, Identify themselves with their heroes, regain confidence and breath a little. It is an important program from the moment we makes sens about and where young people learn lessons. For kids you know, you can show them a film and teach them elementary lessons that even in 6 months of workshops, classes you could not make them get in the head and inspire them.

     

    #3 EMOTIONAL GUIDANCE for children and youth

    The most important is to rebuild the human. I strongly believe in that.

    Even if they try to hide it, the war has been really invasive for any people and for the youth especially, it means 2 wars for them, one about the war itself and the other one about their youth problems at their age also. I plan, if my means and energy allow it, to build a more complet program with a dedicated space for that.

    • The program is in a school called Amal (Monday, Thursday, Friday) 4 classrooms every week (110 children from 14 to 17) to help them to empower their self confidence, to believe in tomorrow and to solve psychological - personal questions though specific activities and workshop in class. Because I can spend more time with them and getting close, I used this opportunity to bring more activities and purposes for the school and the students. 
    • There are 47 children who asked for individual help, I organize individual meetings (2 to 4 per week) and will soon organize little group discussions about problem they share.
    • This project include 3 micro-social projects and meetings to help different groups of youth to manage to know better about the others, help and know about themselves.

    LIFE SKILLS every week

    To help the youth to discover themselves

    Because of the war Every week (every Saturday) meeting for a program of life skills  discussion and games to raise the awareness about their life responsibilities, the understanding of others and important every-day knowledge. Every week in the same day a new workshop helping them to discover, practice and maybe find new passions. (1 - Danse / 2- Photography / 3 - First Aid / 4 - Social projects.

    MICRO SOCIAL projects - 1 Good Action

    Because discovering and helping others is helping yourself

    Involving youth and children in volunteering and social initiatives to help them growing.

    • Animal project dedicated to care for lost animals in Old Aleppo with a group of Syrian Army who rescued them. You can't help humans without helping all lives.
    • Old people activities every month. To connect the youth with the elders and fight the loneliness . With the war, most of the families of these people get killed or travelled. 
    • Volunteering during the other projects.

    #4 RISING VOICES for peace

    Because life is stronger than war

    • Initially it’s the program to collect and share Syrians stories to give a voices to people here and sensibilize western countries on the reality on the ground (around 90 testimonies). If you look at foreign media, about WEST ALEPPO  before the liberation, we show you the ruins, black flags floating in all the streets, collapsed buildings, missiles illuminating the sky ... death, but we didn’t show the hundreds of thousands of people for whom life continues here despite the war with courage and resilience, tens of thousands of children who go to school every day, hundreds of shops still open ... no. Aleppo is the face of the war in Syria, everybody are talking about Syria outside but finally for the wrong reasons, and everybody have forgotten those who are living there. Making sens about what's really happening in Aleppo, the life, the stories, the reality,
    • Another project connected is the connection between schools around the world and schools in Syria. 

     

    CONNECTING children from Syria and from the world

    A program to create links, projects and make sens between them

    • The new program: we are connecting volunteers classes from schools from around the world (9 classes in 5 countries) in real time with classes in Aleppo, to to open a window on the world for Syrians and another window for the world on Syria. It’s a cycle of exchanges betweens classes, groupes (scouts), and university students. The project is not only to create a discussion, but also to eventually bring common projects and ideas, another way to fight the war

     

    #5 SOCIAL AND LOVE SUPPORT projects

    Different projects in the city to show that people matter.

    It's difficult to manage to create projects in these conditions, especially since most of them were on my own money, security, etc. Hopefully I've friends and volunteers to help me there and we've been trying to make little projects to show love, cohesion. To simply care in the best way possible, in the best way we could.

    Christmas after the liberation, gift distribution to the recent refugees

    Surviving blankets and blankets distribution for families with the strong cold

    Families photoshoot. They lost everything, photos matter more than anything

    LONG TERM PROJECTS ON THEIR WAY

    SEED HOPE

    Sustainable vegetable garden for refugees and teaching activities

    Construction of vegetable gardens in refugee areas (Jabreen + designation of other places which can be chosen in case of Jabreen wont work) and training of families, children to plant vegetables and take care of them. People are dependent on the help from associations, empowering people, rebuilding the human is essential. Not only is it essential to the mentality of families but especially to the children, to help them to rebuild themselves in a healthy way, by example and by learning how to "DO" rather than "RECEIVE" It is a true playground, long-term project development opportunities to enrich these areas, activities and above all help people to overcome war otherwise, to strengthen cohesion, "reconciliation". A long-term project, but above all with a long-term impact at different levels, especially: education, psychology, environment, nutrition.

    Realisation Team: Doctor Lana Al Amin (nutritional program) / Fateh Sabbah (specialist agronomist) / Nour Sawas / Rania Hillal / Emil Azar.

    A DREAM

    Realize the dreams of sick children - very handicapped by war wounds

    To realize the dreams of sick children and / or very handicapped by war wounds with associations and the University Hospital Cancer department for Sick Children. Monthly workshops with selected children depending on the severity of their case to find out what they want to do with their lives, help them to figure out what their dream is. We know that these children will not have the same lifespan as a normal child. Also the war, the economic situation even prevents them from receiving preferential treatment as a sick child as we can in Europe or Parents bet all they have on them, aware of the limited time of their children's lives. Here, unfortunately, with war, even healthy young people do not have much hope or opportunity. Mobilization of internal and international actors to sponsor children according to their dreams and mobilization of youth as volunteers, to sensibilise them on the situation of these complicated childhood.

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