Scouts activity, Child Friendly Space in Homs

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All children have the right to enjoy the beauty of nature in Spring.
Neither the siege nor the war stop our children from taking a scout trip in this wonderful weather – Child Friendly Space supported by IhsanRD in Ar-Rastan, northern Homs countryside.

Mohammed’s passion for color turns into a source of income – Youth Support Center

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It took one month for Mohammed to turn his passion in colors into a mean of living.

Lots of Youth, lots of passion, only needs a push.

New (Rida’s Barbershop) – Video

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Rida, a young graduate from the Youth Support Center, supported by IhsanRD in Al-Rastan, Homs countryside.
“I dreamed of having my own barbershop, so I joined the haircut course that was held at the Youth Support Center” Rida said.
Today, Rida’s dream has become true by opening (Rida’s Barbershop), he would be happy to welcome you in his salon.
Those active young people, such as “Rida” are the examples through-which IhsanRD feels proud.

IhsanRD rounds off the Women’s Creative Centers project in 2017 and prepares for expansion in the new year

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Conclusion of the final session in 2017 within the Women’s Creative Centers project implemented by Ihsan for Relief and Development in Armanaz, Souran and Jarablus, as well as the newly opened Kabbasin Center, following the great success achieved by the listed three centers in providing support to women and girls participating in the development life skills, entertainment activities and awareness raising. The centers include activities and multiple classes in literacy, computer skills, sewing classes, wool knitting, English classes and hairdressing classes, as well as life skills sessions for girls. The activities of the centers also include mobile teams conducting awareness sessions for women and girls outside the center.
Hanan, one of the participants in the center, said: “I joined the Women’s Creative Center supported by IhsanRD to learn sewing and develop my work skills so that I can start my own project, which I have dreamed of since I was a child, to design and make beautiful dresses for brides. The center has been a great help for me and I think I am now able to pursue my dream”
Ms.Majd, the project’s officer in IhsanRD, said: “During 2017, 6,000 women and girls participated in the Women’s Innovation Support Centers through the scheduled activities within the centers, in addition to the 18,000 women and girls the project team had access to as part of the outreach and recreation activities outside the center”. Ms.Majd also added: “IhsanRD has been able to support women’s creativity and help them through this project to acquire life skills and enable them to rely on themselves and raise their awareness of the importance of their role in the community and developing of communication skills with their families, in addition to special lectures for mothers to deal with their children “
The three centers in Armanaz, Souran and Jarablus held a closing ceremony in which certificates of attendance were distributed, then an exhibition of products and works of women participating in the center.
In addition to the planned activities inside and outside the centers, the project team has distributed 27,000 dignity kits to women and girls from newly displaced families in the region.
By the end of 2017 and the beginning of the new year, IhsanRD will continue its project of Women’s Creative Centers in 2018 with a plan to extend the successful experience of these centers to other places in the Syrian governorates.
Through its projects, IhsanRD aims to support and empower Syrian women through its diverse programs, such as the Women’s Creative Centers, which are implemented by the Protection Program in IhsanRD, as well as the project of Food Processing Centers in Daraa and Idleb governorates within the Food Security and Livelihoods Program, which aims to empower widows and women directly affected by the war in Syria, by training the women to be able to work in these centers and manage them optimally, then IhsanRD team supplies them with raw materials needed to be manufactured within the centers and provide a quality product to the local market made by the hands of Syrian women.
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Towards the realization of the aspirations of children, a tour of the Syrian Civil Defense Center – Homs

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At IhsanRD, we work to make children’s wishes a reality … today or tomorrow.
Many children at Child Friendly Space in the northern Homs countryside wished to join the Syrian Civil Defense. Therefore, the IhsanRD team organized a field trip to visit the civil defense headquarters in Homs governorate. Where the Directorate of Civil Defense in Homs organized the activities of the definition of the role of civil defense and the importance of their work in the future chosen by children, and embodied the idea of saving lives, which is the main task of the civil defense members.
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Open day for children at the end of the fifth session within Child Friendly Space (CFS) supported by IhsanRD in Armnaz

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The Child-Friendly Space (CFS) Supported by IhsanRD in Armnaz held an Open Day for children on occasion of ending its fifth session. The Open Day has included a variety of activities such as games, theater performances, sketches, and workshops, as well as joint songs that have delighted the children. 428 children have participated in the fifth session of the Center’s scheduled activities for two months; it has included psychological support, recreational and awareness activities. IhsanRD team also has conducted outdoor recreational activities. An estimated 4789 Children have been reached during the fifth session.

Trust and development is the path of success for Mohammed

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Mohammed is one of the young Syrians who have the talent and the will to change the reality of their
lives despite the war that is raging over their country, and he works as a repairman.
Mohammed joined the IhsanRD Youth Support Center in Al Rastan City, determined to succeed as an independent and effective person within the community.
In this video, Mohammed Qabakhalil talks about his experience and skills that he gained in the Youth Support Center.

Video Emergency plan within Child Friendly Space in Eastern Ghouta

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In spite of the suffocating siege and heavy shelling of the eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus, Child Friendly Space (CFS) team organizes a variety of recreational activities for children in shelters at their neighborhoods to relieve them of what they are going through where mobile teams carries out activities in Haza, Kafr batna, Saqba and Ein Tarma As part of a contingency plan as a result of the difficult conditions in the eastern Ghouta and to ensure continuity of work and reduce the risk to the lives of children because of transporting.

In order to reintegrate children into education process, IhsanRD distributed 1000 school kits in the north of Syria

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Protection Program within IhsanRD through the Case Management Team, seeks to provide appropriate growth opportunities for vulnerable children and reintegrate them into schools within the working areas of IhsanRD in Syria, which have recently witnessed a major trend of pushing children to work and dropping out of schools because of the need for income, and the lack of educational institutions in some areas.
IhsanRD team through the case management department aims to identify children who dropped out of education and reintegrate them into appropriate education within the formal or informal education process, ensuring their growth opportunities and strengthen family resources to gain some stability that provides educational growth opportunities for these children.
Last week, protection team in IhsanRD has reached 1000 children in Tqad, al-Sahhara and Armanaz (600 children in Tqad and al-Sahharah , 400 children in Armnaz) to reintegrate them into education again through the linking process and providing school kits containing stationery in addition to a curriculum suitable for the child’s age and educational level. This activity was carried out in cooperation with the Child Protection Network in the project’s areas, which IhsanRD believes in activating its work as local bodies close to the community and directly contribute to the promotion of child protection and protection of vulnerable groups within their regions, IhsanRD teams work closely with the Child Protection Network to support and reactivate its role after deterioration in the last years of the war and the harsh conditions experienced by the Syrian society.
The Case Management Department as a part of protection team in IhsanRD continues to monitor the stability of children in their schools and receive appropriate education.

IhsanRD Protection Team completes the training of “Child Protection During Crises”

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Last month IhsanRD organized a training for the protection teams in Idlib and western Aleppo countryside at the child friend centers of Ihsan in Syria.
The training was attended by 55 trainees from the IhsanRD protection team, including the staff at the Child’s Friend Center in Taqad and the mobile teams in Al-Sahharah, Kafruweid and Armnaz.
The training included several topics in 1 – Child protection during crises 2 – Primary psychological assistance 3 – Minimum standards in child protection 4 – Child – Friendly Spaces 5 – Fundamentals of case management 6 – Communication skills with children. The training also included useful tools and techniques for facilitation, as well as detailed training modules with key learning points, lesson plans and interactive exercises.
The training aims to increase the efficiency of the protection team at IhsanRD in order to enhance the skills of dealing with children and address the issues of protection of children during the war they are going through.
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