|4 sep : Hey you! I am Yasmin. And 8 years old. First time in my life that I go to school.||5 sep : Hi, I am Kareem, 11 years old. This is a picture of me at War Child's place where I go every day.|
|4 sep : I didn't know the letters but now I do. I love school and I want to learn more. Also it is really nice to come here and see friends.||5 sep : 8 months ago I came to Lebanon.We left our house in Damascus almost a year earlier. To Hama.The situation was so bad we had to flee|
4 sep : Here you can see me with my friends at the safe learning space of War Child.
|5 sep : War Child place is only place I go to. For the rest my parents and my little brother - he is 5 - are at home & we don't go out.||5 sep : No one can live outside their country. I really want to go home.|
|5 sep : at home I play a little, watch television and study. I also teach my brother what I learn at school. At home I am the teacher :)||6 sep :we stay at my father's place in Lebanon.He has lived here for the past 20 years, working in construction.I only saw him twice a year|
|6 sep : I used to live in Aleppo. That is in Syria. I really miss my home there. I had a beautiful room. That I shared with my brother.|| 6 sep :now we live with my father again, but he works all the time so I don't see him much.|
6 sep : here, I have drawn my home in Aleppo. Do you like it?
|6 sep :we're like an army in the place we live. 30 people in 3 rooms. It is really crowded. More family members from Syria want to come.|
9 sep : we had to leave our home in Aleppo a few months ago. My mum was always scared when we heard the sounds of planes like a year ago.
9 sep : As soon as you could hear planes, my mum would pull us into the living room. We stayed together. All the time
11 sep : I remember that one day. My mum and I went out to buy something. Then the planes started to bomb.
11 sep : Because of the explosions a lot of stones were flying around in the air. There were loud sounds and I lost my mum in the chaos.
11 sep : It took so long before I found my mum again. My heart was beating really fast. I got scared.
12 sep : my home in Aleppo was near a hospital. After the bombs we could see people coming to the hospital.
12 sep : I saw people without arms and legs. I saw a lot of blood. Sometimes I didn't want to watch but I was curious and then I did.
12 sep : My daddy also got injured. It could have been serious but he is ok. Only when he walks a lot it starts to hurt him.
13 sep : I think a lot about all the things that happened. And are happening now in Syria.
18 sep : Look at this photo! Made when I got a cake at War Child's place because of my birthday :) Yammy!
18 sep : Last year in Syria I had such a nice party. It was just before the war started. I danced at my grandparent's house.
18 sep : I didn't know what it would be like this year.Here in Lebanon.But it was nice.There was a cake at home and the neighbor came.
18 sep : My mum asked me to dance, but I was shy and I didn't do it. I would do it when I am alone with my parents but not with others.
19 sep : My brother is still home all day. Watching television. Sometimes we play together, sometimes we fight. Like today.
20 sep : Today I spoke to my grandmother. We talk to her once a week. She hopes the situation in Syria is soon getting better.
23 sep : in Syria I always played with my cousin Hana. We are same age but I am taller. Her house in Syria is destroyed.
23 sep : My cousin Hana and I used to play kidnap. We played next to my grandfather on the road. He sold yoghurt on the road.
23 sep : I don't speak to Hana. Phoning is expensive. So I hear the stories via my grandma.
23 sep : I have made some new friends. Aya & Aline. And some cousins are here. And there came a new girl in my neighbourhood. That is nice!
|10 sep : My mother and sisters stayed inside and I had to go out on the street and stand with the men. It was really scary.|
16 sep : I miss my cousin. We used to play in our nice garden. With a fountain in the middle.
16 sep : During summer months in Syria I worked in shoe factory,making leather. My salary was 10 euro's per week. A great help for us.
17 sep : Later I would like to be an airplane engineer. I have never been in a plane but I saw a big one flying through the sky. I loved it!