Marah (11 years old) cheerful smile was a reaction to hearing sounds for the first time. The little girl had a disability of severe hearing loss, but now she she is able to hear and to discover the world around her after providing her with a hearing aid within the joint cooperation programme between SARC and International Medical Corps IMC. SARC also will support Marah through a speech-language therapy program.
For their objective in building children’s confidence and help them expressing themselves and communicating effectively with others, the Psychosocial Support Team at Syrian Arab Red Crescent Sweida – Branch launched various activities for schools” children in Swaida, including the deaf-mutism center and the brain disorders and hearing disability centers in Swaida, Shahba’ and Alkurrya.
In coordination with Water Institution and supported by ICRC, SARC Water and Sanitation team in Swaida launched a project of power line install with length of 24 kilometers on Nov 1st 201. The project is dedicated to activate the wells in Khazmah area with electricity power with beneficiaries of 73700 people all over Salkhad area at the southern rural of Swaida.
Raising awareness of health promotion is an essential aspect of the work of the health team and the psycho-social support team at SARC – Swaida Branch. Therefore, the team held health awareness and health education sessions on lice infection ( symptoms, means of transmission, treatment and prevention) for parents in Kamel Srewi School in Ateel village and Fozi Mezher School in Swaida City. Volunteers distributed 235 shampoo bottles and brochures on how to maintain personal hygiene.
Water and Sanitation team of SARC– Swaida Branch responded to water shortage crisis in the rural of Swaida (Salakhed, Altha’lah, Dama , Aldweri, Ta’ara and Shakka). Supported by ICRC, the team replaced eight submersible water pumps in those villages and restored some of the water wells with (pull pipes – cables for the pumps) in order to provide Swaida and its rural with safe drinking water.