BounceBack4Syria - giving kids a chance to be kids again.

$13,565 of $50,000 goal
Given by 58 generous donors in 3 years

BounceBack4Syria has local educators in Northwestern Syria facilitate a 6-week program to teach children creative ways to build resilience.

Auckland

BounceBack4Syria is a program that partners with local educators on the ground in Syria to deliver educational resources and sporting equipment to children in Northwestern Syria. We work with local educators who facilitate 6-week programs to teach the children creative ways to use their new resources, build healthy habits, and grow their self-confidence.

BounceBack4Syria is about more than just play. We believe that education is multidimensional and that children, no matter the circumstance, deserve the opportunity to be children. The games and activities learned throughout our 6-week program foster creativity and resilience, as well as providing crucial opportunities for social, physical, and emotional development.

BounceBack4Syria is run by ReliefAid, a New Zealand based humanitarian organization dedicated to providing life-changing and life-saving supplies to families affected by war and natural disasters. As of March 2024, ReliefAid has delivered live-saving aid to over 500,000 people. We have the expertise and experience needed to provide humanitarian assistance and have been doing so in Syria since 2015.

The demand for this program is massive and only limited by funding. ReliefAid relies solely on private donations- school fundraising efforts, donations from speaking engagements, and individual donations such as those possible through GiveALittle. By choosing BounceBack4Syria as your fundraising cause, you are giving children in displacement camps the opportunity to laugh, learn, and play again.

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Help us reach 1000 children this year.   11 March 2024

Winter is nearly over in the Northern Hemisphere and the children in Syria will undoubtedly be ready for the opportunity to play outside when the weather permits! As we gear up to launch the next stages of the BounceBack4Syria project, we are reflecting on the progress that has been made thanks to all those who have donated.

2023, in particular, was a year of tremendous growth and action for our program. 560 children participated in BounceBack4Syria’s 6-week resilience building program- an increase of 151% from the previous year-, play equipment was delivered to 465 families, and 161 parents collaborated with our educators to discuss building resilient practices in their children. This progress would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors.

In response to the success of 2023 and the ever-growing demand for more participation in our program, we are raising our fundraising goals to $50,000NZD. With this support, we will be able to provide 1,000 children with the skillset to build a better future and 250 parents with the tools to help their children build resilience through play.

Our team of educators on the ground in Syria will be back in camps this April/May. We look forward to beginning the 2024 stages and providing the opportunity for more kids to just be kids.

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Claire
Claire on 10 May 2024
$20
ReliefAid

Many thanks for supporting our Bounce Back 4 Syria programme Claire and bringing joy to children who deserve some happiness. This project has been operating now for 3 years and we have changed the lives of so many children and their families. I am constantly amazed by the impact we are having and the way this programme is promoting not only resilience but also peace within communities.

ReliefAid
Luke
Luke on 22 Apr 2024
$25
ReliefAid

Many thanks for supporting our Bounce Back 4 Syria programme Luke and bringing joy to children who deserve some happiness. This project has been operating now for 3 years and we have changed the lives of so many children and their families. I am constantly amazed by the impact we are having and the way this programme is promoting not only resilience but also peace within communities.

ReliefAid
Private Donor
Private Donor on 22 Apr 2024
Thank you Sunnyhills Combined Club
Private
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 16 Apr 2024
$40
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 16 Apr 2024
U3A Meadowbank - with thanks
$170

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This campaign started on 9 Mar 2021 and ends on 10 Jul 2024.