By distributing sports equipment and play items, ReliefAid is building children’s resilience for a better future.
ReliefAid is a Kiwi humanitarian organisation dedicated to providing life saving and life changing supplies to children in refugee camps in northern Syria.
We are driven to improve children’s wellbeing and boost their resilience through game-playing and sports activities, which build resilience and provide crucial opportunities for social, physical and emotional development.
We have the expertise and experience needed to provide humanitarian assistance, having been doing so in Syria since 2015.
Thanks to generous Kiwi donors, ReliefAid is saving lives and supporting families caught up in armed conflict and natural disasters.
Continuing to Enrich Young Lives Amidst Adversity: Our Journey in Northwest Syria 11 October 2023
The realities of life in Northwestern Syria regularly ground us & make us appreciate out peaceful lives – realities that include delaying a project because of temperatures of over 43C degrees, the dissolution of camps we would have chosen to revisit and just this last week bombing and military action in nearby areas.
However, we continue to enjoy the opportunity we have to enrich the lives of the young people we work with. Over 500 children have taken part in activities with the Education Workers since June. Our Education workers pass on such comments as these:
“Children's drawings hide feelings that they do not talk about, that they do not know how to describe, or that they are not comfortable expressing in language and speech. We can feel them through the drawing and comments. Many of the drawings talk about the state of deprivation experienced by children and the scarcity of trying new things. Despite their simplicity, they are inspiring and make us feel the importance of standing by them”.
Recently we were able to revisit one of the original camps we worked in and replenish their toys as well as running an abridged version of the project with them including the art.
We look forward to starting Stage 9 this month which will allow us to complete activities before the cold and snow of winter sets in.
Woohoo! Thats a whole heap of children having extreme amounts of fun thanks to you Annie. On a serious side though you are helping to spread peace and family harmony at a time when the world needs every bit it can get. This project has shown that the benefits are not only for each child but spread to the parents the whole family and the community. It also shows that though we may live far away we are able to have a positive impact on those who need it so much. Kia kaha! Nga Mihi nui!
Many thanks for supporting our Bounce Back 4 Syria programme Stuart 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. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you wish to find out more or can tell me more about this wonderful donation. Kindest regards Bernadette Stockman Education Manager ReliefAid firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much Brigitte for growing seedlings to help kids in Syria who have no schools to go to. Your efforts help us to plant the seeds of learning, hope and joy for children whose lives have known nothing but war. We really appreciate your support. Thank you for caring and making a difference.
Kia ora U3A, and thank you for joining us in this vital work for displaced children in Syria. Your compassion and support provides a child who has grown up experiencing the unimaginable a true reason to smile. Thank you!
Thank you for supporting BB4S! With your help, displaced children have a place to play, laugh and learn. This programme truly changes lives-- not only of the children, but their entire families. Thank you!