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Project Amal ou Salam’s volunteers trapped in Eastern Aleppo

[13.12.2016] Project Amal ou Salam is very worried about the escalation of violence in Eastern Aleppo, with growing concern from the United Nations that civilians are being slaughtered mercilessly.

In August, our underground community centre, Beit Amal ou Salam, was forced to suspend its activities due to the worsening situation and has since been used as a shelter.

One of our volunteers, Louai Barakat, who became father last March, was forced to flee Aleppo for Turkey with his family.

Our coordinator Basem Ayoubi and another volunteer, Omar al-Arab, remained in town and kept us up-to-date with the latest news and developments.

They told us about the worst fears of civilians – being arrested and disappearing inside the regime’s prisons – and about the lack of basic goods, including food and medicines.

All we know is that Basem and Omar are safe, for now. They told us they want to leave but there is no safe exit from Aleppo.

Basem has never picked up a weapon in the six years he has been in Aleppo. Last night he told us he will pick up a gun and fight and die in Aleppo because he said he would rather die fighting than die in the prisons of the regime.

He asked for nothing but for us to make his voice heard.

At such a terrible moment in history, and emphasising once again that Project Amal ou Salam has always been strictly non-political and non-sectarian, we cannot stay silent.

Aleppo called for the attention of the international community many times and yet no one answered the cry for help of the people of Aleppo.

Heinous crimes are being committed in one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and it is happening live for everyone to watch.

Project Amal ou Salam stands in solidarity with the people of Aleppo and against the hatred and violence as we have always taught our children the power of love, mercy and hope.

PAoS Press release 13.12.2016

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Fundraising Campaign

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Last week, we launched our latest fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. As you know, our work is only possible thanks to the generosity of our donors.

In three years we were able to reach over 6,000 Syrian children. These kids are Syria’s future; they are the leaders of tomorrow and our mission is to empower them through educational activities and psycho-social healing.

We need your contribution to make sure these children get what they deserve: quality education in a safe environment and loving care.

Help us spread the love by donating here.

Enjoy this video featuring our latest round of workshops in Lebanon! (Credit: Zain Adris)

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Anwar’s letter to Project Amal ou Salam

One of our students, Anwar who is 15 years old, read this letter on Monday welcoming the CRDC students and volunteers to Project Amal ou Salam School:

“Actually the most important thing we learned from Amal ou Salam is that we are not different and the people from Europe and USA understand our suffering unlike what we see in the media and what we heard from some people who want to divide us. We learned that most people in the world try to help us in everything they could, especially those who volunteer in Amal ou Salam. Their smiles and souls spread love in our tired heart and wash away our sadness and tears.

They think that they are our friends but they didn’t know that they became our family and we account every minute to meet them again. They took a large part from our hearts. I had always prayed to go back in time before the war but today I pray to God to see our teachers in Amal ou Salam and learned from them how to build Syrian future.”

Thank you so much, Anwar, you fill our hearts with joy and pride and we feel grateful to have you and the other Children of Syria in our lives!

Keep spreading the love!

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