#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.
#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.
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, pay it forward
Because discovering and helping others is helping yourself
Involving youth and children in volunteering and social initiatives to help them growing.
#4 RISING VOICES for peace
Because life is stronger than war
CONNECTING children from Syria and from the world
A program to create links, projects and make sens between them
WAR PETS SHELTER
Initiative and 2d chance shelter for injured animals
This is a bit special among everything I do my best to accomplish here but I really care about animals. During some attacks I saw dead people but also in the streets dead animals who died from the same mortar / rocket. Now I believe that we can't help humans without, if we can, helping other types of lives. Being a silent community doesn't mean we have to forget them. Driver dedicated to reach injured or sick animals, free medical cares and adoption program.
#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
Ramadan distribution of dates for poor families
Camp for children in difficult neighborhoods
Families photoshoot. They lost everything, photos matter more than anything
LONG TERM PROJECTS ON THEIR WAY IF EVERYTHING GOES FINE
Sustainable vegetable garden for refugees and teaching activities
Construction of vegetable gardens in refugee areas (Hanano 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.
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.