October 2017

Seeking knowledge and taking exams despite challenges

To achieve their ambitions and succeed the final national exams, students from “Al Houla”, a hard-to-reach area in Homs countryside, came to the city and took the final exams. They stay in a sheltering center that was prepared by SARC Homs branch where they provided with daily meals and water to help them concentrate in their study. The psycho-social support team tries also to reduce the tension before the exams.

Health Promotion team Response in Homs countryside

Health Promotion team in SARC Homs branch continues response in Homs countryside. The team launched a campaign to raise awareness of the local community and provide them with protective items. The team also held some educational sessions about leishmaniasis in Al Ferqlous, Rajm Toko and Al Darwishia, and distributed 190 mosquito nets to 95 families. This campaign is in cooperation between SARC and ICRC.

Hygiene promotion workshops in Al Qalamoun

Hygiene promotion team in SARC’s Rural Damascus Branch organized workshops in Al Qalamoun areas in cooperation with IMC, in order to raise awareness of health care and diseases prevention. The workshops targeted 67 people and handled these topics according to each area needs: (safe water in Yabroud, leishmaniasis in Nabek, lice in Sednaya, and safe disposal of garbage in Qara, leishmaniasis in Al Dumayr). These workshops started in 28\5\2017 and concluded at the end of June 2017.

“Nabih” regains his work thanks to Livelihood Program Support

In the beginning of the crisis, we were in need assistance. Now after the livelihood project, we can provide assistance” Nabih Shabban says. Nabih is a father of five children who lost his lower limb before the crisis. He, similar to many people in Homs, was affected by the crisis and displaced as he fled Homs and left his work.  He used to play basketball in Salam Club for Special needs people where his friend told him about the services provided by SARC the people with special needs. He attended SARC center where the team provided him with an artificial limb.… Read More »

Children in Al-Tall presents SARC with a gift

Their eyes were following the boxes delivered into their school and they started to whisper to each other about the contents! Could it be colored toys? Or it carries some winter clothes and shoes? They quietly sat at their desks and tried to suppress their noisy curiosity waiting for the gift exchange deal. We presented them with gifts of school bags and supplies, and in return they promised us to study hard and succeed. Their joy exceeded all thanking words. Those children, who lives in Al-Tall area, went back home carrying big smile of face and a lot of dreams… Read More »

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