Children's Stories of Resilience
Children's stories of resilience
Alaa (11) is Rebuilding Family Ties Through Our DEALS Programme
Alaa fled Syria eight years ago with her parents and two brothers. She has been living in Jordan ever since, near its capital Amman. Alaa misses Syria, but she is happy to feel safe and free. “Every day I participate in War Child's activities," she says. "I learn something new every day..."
People used to be afraid of Ramine (16). Now, they welcome him.
Hundreds of thousands of children are active in armed groups in over 20 countries around the world. Some are lured in by promises of education, security or money. Others are indoctrinated or forced to fight. Recruited by rebels when he was just 12-years-old, Ramine knows all too well how quickly things can spiral. Find out how War Child is helping him start over.
Nothing is Standing in Mulham's (14) Way of Achieving His Dreams
Like many refugee children in Lebanon, Mulham had to drop out of school and work to support his family. The days were long and arduous, yet he remained determined to pursue an education. That was apparent the moment he joined our Can't Wait to Learn programme...
How Baby Nema Found Love on a Garbage Heap
It's an all too familiar site - a town in South Sudan left ravaged and half-empty as a result of armed conflict. Perhaps less common - a baby abandoned on a garbage heap. In her first years of life, Nema lost everything to violence. But, with a little support, the community is taking her under their wing...
Our Inclusive Education Helped Lebanese Ghaith (11) Come a Long Way
Children like Ghaith with disabilities living in situations of crisis and armed conflict face a number of specific challenges - particularly accessing their fundamental right to an education. War Child is working to make inclusion central to all our activities - including our education projects in Lebanon.
Edisa (19) is Using Her Newfound Craft to Reclaim Her Future
When Edisa was forced to flee her home in Burundi, life changed irreversibly. Arriving at a refugee camp in eastern DR Congo, she faced hunger, uncertainty and then, the sudden death of her father. With little means to build a better life, Edisa felt 'useless' and shunned by her community. Yet, she was about to surprise everyone - most of all herself - with the support of our vocational training programme...
Laith (6) is Learning Safely From 'Home' Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic
Schools across Jordan are still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that thousands of Jordanian and refugee children are currently denied their fundamental right to an education. To help address this War Child is working with children like Laith and his family to ensure he can continue to learn, safely from home
Laila (15) from Gaza Uses Social Media to Defend Children's Rights
Laila (15) is used to the fragility of life in the Gaza Strip. Yet, that familiar feeling of being awoken in the early hours by the sound of an approaching airstrike hasn't gotten any easier. Laila would revisit years of fear and violence as she fled her apartment block just minutes before the explosion - her youngest sister in her arms.