Partner: Hurras

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Hurras

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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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Campaign Phases

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    The fundraising stage

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    Funds raised successfully

    Great news! The campaign reached its target and plans are now being made to put the donations to good use.

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    Project in progress

    The local humanitarian organisation is now using the funds it has raised to provide crucial on-the-ground support to local communities.

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    Another successful project

    Thanks! Your kind support has helped this local humanitarian organisation to reduce suffering and save lives in a war-torn community.

Status of Campaign: Project in Progress

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    Project Successful

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.
  • goal of

    £9,487

  • Expired on

    21/08/2017

funds raised

    • 100%

    • (£9,487)

Yes! We did it! Thank you.

for the community of

Syria

Story

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.

Our budget

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?’ 

Please support us however you can. Thank you.

 

#TayaraWarak

#KiteMagazine

#KiteMagazine4Kids

 

 

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Our budget

 

£Summary

budget

 

£Budget

Line Description Amount

 

£Project

field staff GBP 4,399

 

£Print

magazine GBP 2,808

 

£Print

high quality laminated magazine GBP 468

 

£Core

costs GBP 768

 

£Exchange

rate & transfer fees GBP 1,044

 

£Grand

Total GBP 9,487

Updates

14/12/2018

08/11/2017

Kites not shells campaign "new update"

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 : http://tayarawarak.com/…/w…/uploads/2017/10/Tw-101-final.pdf Thanks to everyone who helped us to bring joy back for the children of Syria.

11/10/2017

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 #KitesNotShells #ChooseLove

25/07/2017

We've been matchfunded

Wow, a huge thank you to Help Refugees who are matching every £ donated to help us reach our fundraising target.

10/07/2017

Campaign Started

Comments

Comments

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:30

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 :
http://tayarawarak.com/…/w…/uploads/2017/10/Tw-101-final.pdf

Thanks to everyone who helped us to bring joy back for the children of Syria.

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 18:03

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

#KitesNotShells #ChooseLove

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 19:45

There is no huger crisis in our present world than Syria.

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 23:11

Donation from Logikcull

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 18:47

As global citizens, we all have a responsibility towards children, they are entitled for joy and hope.

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 16:35

Thank you

Sun, 30/07/2017 - 20:53

The children of Syria do not have a voice and are at the mercy of those who do. We are obligated as decent human beings of this world to help those in need.

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 23:26

Education is a fundamental rite for children. They are the future and should have the luxury to expand their knowledge

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 20:45

We can only hope that this conflict will end soon and these children will be the future. Thank you for the work you do

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 15:13

Because it is the right thing to do and because we need to help

Barbara Krengel's picture
Fri, 28/07/2017 - 00:42

Thank you for your positive, fearless message and tireless work.

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 14:33

Children are our mostr valuable resource

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 04:39

Play is the most effective way to learn.

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 03:07

One person can make a difference, Thank you for what you do

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 01:10

The children of Syria do not deserve this pain and suffering. They deserve safety, security, joy and hope. I give so that one day they may have just that.

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 18:38

Thanks to funding campaigns like these everyone around the globe can help make a bigger impact and work towards a peaceful world.

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 17:18

For the happiness these children deserve.

Brian Limes's picture
Wed, 26/07/2017 - 16:01

Thank you for all you do in giving children hope, stay strong.

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 09:29

I love the work you're doing. Please continue to spread love and hope!

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 06:16

Because children should not live in fear and danger.

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 13:26

Wow, a huge thank you to Help Refugees who are matching every £ donated to help us reach our fundraising target.

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