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.
SARC Homs Disaster Management Committee finished a training course on “Sphere project”that aimed to enhance 22 volunteers’ ability, according to the handbook of Humanitarian Charter and the Core and minimum standards of the humanitarian responds that is about the basic things of people’s life. This four-day course dealt with an introduction about the Humanitarian Charter and its importance for relief aid workers, the code of conduct and the project’s minimum standards: (Water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion, Food security and nutrition assessment, Shelter and settlement, Non-food items and health field). The course also included practical trainings and some case study.
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.
SARC Homs Health Promotion team, supported by ICRC, held an awareness campaign titled “Farewell Lice” for school students and inhabitants in sheltering centers in Homs countryside. The campaign aimed to enhance people’s conduct about hygiene and to provide them with activities, sessions and awareness brochures in order to enable them not to have lice. In these sessions, the team explained how to use lice treatment effectively. The team follows up those people to assess the benefit they get in order to reach the aimed results.
During January 2017, SARC- Psychosocial support team arranged two entertainment days for children and adults in Al-Dwelaa area. The activities included entertainment and educational items such as: (plays, cartoon characters, individual physical games, group games, and musical parties), also gifts were distributed to 200 adult and 350 children, who participated in the activities. It is worth to mention that these activities were carried out in cooperation with Psychosocial support team – Community Centers of – SARC- Damascus, Rural Damascus and HQ.