Hurras is a Syrian-based human rights organisation. It works in cooperation with partners and volunteers to deliver psychological, social and educational initiatives to children. On top of this, the organisation aims to build young Syrians’ awareness of their rights, and provide them with confidence to feel empowered and to protect themselves.
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Thanks! Your kind support has helped this local humanitarian organisation to reduce suffering and save lives in a war-torn community.
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Project in Progress
Kites not shells
Syria’s ‘lost generation’ of children is growing up knowing only war. Help us to reach and teach them by giving them the tools to cope with all they've seen, letting them feel the lost joy of play and allowing them to hope again.
In 2012, a group of Syrian volunteers launched the Hurras Network to raise awareness among Syrian society about children's rights, and to secure protective environments for children during the ongoing violent war.
One way in which we reach children is through Tayara Warak (www.tayarawarak.com), a colourful magazine designed and edited by our team of dedicated volunteers. Produced monthly, the magazine includes a collection of educational stories, songs, games, puzzles and handcrafts, printed and distributed to children between 7 and 14 years old.
It is the only children's magazine of its kind. By providing educational material online and in print, we aim to teach children and increase their awareness of ways to protect themselves and cope during times of shelling, bombing and violence. The material offered in the magazine also helps children develop their critical thinking and emotional intelligence. It aims to instil values of tolerance, solidarity, mutual understanding and peace among children, and to develop their cooperation and conflict resolution skills.
To date we have produced, printed and distributed more than 180,000 issues; reaching 20,000 children inside Syria within four years (2013 - 2016).
Why we need funding?
So far Tayara Warak magazine has relied on the goodwill of our volunteers who produce the content and design the magazine. As the war continues and resources have become scarcer, our existing funding to produce the magazine ran out at the end of 2016. Without funding to financially compensate our volunteers and print the magazine, we will no longer be able to provide this invaluable resource.
Our plan is:
High-quality content: Our team will continue to develop high-quality magazine content for three issues and all content will be focused on protection during shelling which is a huge problem we must address.
Print & distribute to children: Print 6000 copies and our team will go out into the community and hand out the magazine to children free of charge. Many children do not have access to school or other places to learn so this outreach is essential to effectively target the community.
Print & distribute shareable magazine copies in schools: We will print high-quality laminated magazines to be distributed in schools. The laminated quality print will allow the magazine to be shared among and reach a higher number of children. We will approach heads of schools and provide them with introductory material on the aims and benefits of the magazine and gain permission to keep the magazine copies in school classrooms/library. During our visit we will make enquiry for the need and appetite for us to set up a dedicated Tayara Warak reading corner, a campaign we plan to launch in the future.
Your support will help us continue the excellent work of the magazine in reaching out to support vulnerable children.
Project field staff £4,399
Print magazine £2,808
Print high-quality laminated magazine £468
Core costs £768
Exchange rate & transfer fees £1,044 Grand Total £9,487
Matching the campaign £ for £
Yes! we are so happy to announce that this campaign will be matchfunded, that means every £ donated by you is matched, so your contribution is doubled.
As an organisation we do not have any other access to direct funding, that is why crowdfunding is incredibly important for us in order to raise money quickly for essential health projects. Because of this lack of direct funding, if we do not reach our fundraising target the project cannot go ahead - we simply do not have any other method to ‘top-up’ to the budget required. For more info on this - please see CanDo’s FAQs ‘What is all-or-nothing crowdfunding?’ and ‘What happens if a campaign doesn’t reach its target?’
In the past two weeks we have experienced a time full of joy and happiness; we were able to get back the smiles, joy, colors to children’s life in Syria again.
Issue No. 101 of the Tayara Warak magazine was released October 29, 2017
We hope you a pleasant and useful reading, link for issue to read and download :
Thanks to everyone who helped us to bring joy back for the children of Syria.
Kite Magazine Project has started
Hello, we would like to thank everyone who donated to our campaign, including Help Refugees for their support helping us achieve our funding goal.
We are very pleased to announce that our project has started. We will be sharing updates throughout the project.
Thank you from all the team at Hurras
We've been matchfunded
Wow, a huge thank you to Help Refugees who are matching every £ donated to help us reach our fundraising target.
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