“Most people were heartless about turtles because a turtle’s heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
Siham used to be a pharmacy tech in Aleppo. After fleeing to Tyre she has found a new calling...educating the women in refugee camps. What the women here lack most is community, for a few hours a day they are free of their work obligations and their children are cared for by volunteers. Siham helps them learn Arabic script which will hopefully lead to a higher paying job.
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” -Matthew 18:20
Kids are all the same. Kids in refugee camps are just as goofy and playful as the kids on your block. This boy tried to beat the heat by having one of our team members dribble water on him.
This group of Syrian women learn English in a refugee camp in Tyre, Lebanon. The women have about two hours for learning after spending a day working in the fields before heading back to their shelters and caring for children and housework.