SARC Stories

Eid Maamool in Al Tall


14-year-old Shahed and her friends gathered at Al Tall in Rural Damascus community center with volunteers from The Red Crescent to finish the (Resilience and Psycho-Social Support) workshop by making Eid Maamool “Arabic sweets for Eid” to present it for a number of people with disabilities to bring joy into their hearts, Shahed sincerely said: “We must share joy”


For the first time, Waseem touched his future


With admiration and curiosity, Waseem (10) gazed on the camera used to document the PSS activity launched by SARC. For he wants to be a professional photographer, he asked the cameraman to lend him the camera and click a photo. For the first time, He stretched his small hands and held a camera to help SARC volunteers clicking nice documentary photos for a PSS activity participated by more than 30 children along with Waseem in Al-Naser shelter.


Love and dreams hug under the child-friendly tent


For the small white drawing paper wouldn’t fit her love and dream, the little child, Sindous, outlined her dreams and love in a drawing of a small peaceful house and a heart full with spontaneous words expressing her gratitude to SARC-PSS team, who has launched entertaining activities for children in Hirgilleh makeshift shelter through an established child-friendly tent. “I dream of returning back home in Hamouria town. I wrote (I love you) to Yara, SARC volunteer, because I appreciate her work. SARC volunteers come every day to spread joy and play with us” said Sindous.  


“I wish today’s lunch is my favorite”


Ten year old Aya was used to bearing responsibilities at an early age, taking care of her 9 siblings after her mother fell ill. She held the responsibility of waking them, playing with them, and taking care of them all day, as well as bringing their hot meals that SARC distributes on time for the families staying at the Dwair shelter. Aya is excited every day to know what the SARC team will cook for her, as she prefers peas and rice and says, “I wish today’s lunch is my favorite since I had not had my favorite meal in… Read More »


Rama and her natural telescope overlooking future


Her injury prevented her from making a “heart” shape with her little hands just like her friends expressing their love for the SARC, but nothing can prevent her little heart from being happy so she made a telescope with her hand to overlook her future as bright as her smile. Seven year old Rama lives with her family at the Adra shelter where the SARC volunteers work to provide the basic necessities to the families of the evacuees coming from Eastern Ghouta. When Rama was asked about her future she answered, “I hope that my hand will be healed and my… Read More »


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