March 2018

Mothers shall never lose

Behind this machine, time stops being slow and accelerates as Mrs. Hamida starts sewing whatever she deems appropriate from clothes to pillows and coverings to meet her clients tastes and to gain an income to provide for her family. Hamida says: “Raising 5 kids is not easy especially that I lost my husband and my house. I had to start from scratch and be strong for my kids. Life shall continue regardless of all these loses”. In fact, the life of this Syrian mother in a better way after she intended to work on a sewing machine provided by SARC… Read More »


Motivation is the optimal method of grandmother in raising grandchildren

“There on my grandmother’s lap the world seems warmer. I feel safe while she tells us stories. For me, she is a mother and a father” This is what Batoul says about her grandmother who takes care of her after the family’s breadwinner passed away in the crisis. Um Manhal who takes care of raising her three grandchildren, she seeks to secure all their needs using her skills in baking bread and her earnings from vegetables planted at her own house garden that was funded by one of the livelihood support projects in SARC Lattakia. Grandma looks forward to the… Read More »


Om Ammar’s dolls spread energy

A mother from Rural Damascus grants the dolls to deliver joy to people’s hearts. These dolls made of wool, require Om Ammar to choose and arrange colors, then weave then manually, granting each doll a unique character while maintaining their beautiful smiles. And leaves the buyer with the opportunity to choose the dolls’ names to be closer to them and more relevant to their memories. Om Ammar gained the skill of making toys and other pieces of wool by participating in “Principles of wool knitting” organized by the SARC Social Center in Sehnaya which helped her to start her own… Read More »


The Motherhood options are based on the value and the power of giving

The crisis has changed the immoderate life of Om Abdul AlGhaffar and has left her in front of two choices, either to surrender to her difficult circumstances or to confront life with determination and confidence. The second choice stood up for a mother who is used to be the core of power to her children. Om Abdul AlGhaffar found by joining the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organization in Daraa branch the support at various levels especially on the personal level, where the work granted her the ability to adapt to reality changes so that she could be an example to… Read More »


In preparation for the future a mother from Idleb is keen to educate her children

Even in moments of waiting, Om Abdo ensures to sits in the middle between her mother and her daughter to take care of both of them equally awaiting to receive health care at SARC-health center in Jaramana that benefit from its services herself and all family members. Um Abdo thru her forty years is aware of the meaning of care and the essence of motherhood in the difficult times when the mother becomes the source of power and security for four children. She had to move with them from the province of Idlib to rural Damascus looking for stability and… Read More »


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