Joud – the refugee haven.
Imagine the scene of a family sitting by the TV having their casual talk, enjoying their quality time. The smiles on their faces are quite genuine and their sense of security is at its peak. Then suddenly, the sound of firearms and heavy artillery break through this beautiful moment ripping them apart. The cozy house has transformed into a war ridden piece of concrete that was once home to happy souls. Where do you go on from there? Home is something abstract that can only be felt in a place where roots where placed and nurtured. When you lose that, it can never be replaced. Trying to change that with any other place would be meaningless to your heart. With that in my mind, we learn to count our blessings and we gain an insight about how these people feel and how they endure the circumstances that left them this way.
Most of us know who refugees are, but do we really have an understanding or an idea about how their daily lives are going. Do we know how they adapt to a society that sees them as a burden on an economy or as unwanted guests? The answer would most probably be no. To clarify this point and raise awareness about the different perceptions people have about refugees, JOUD has taken the liberty to indulge into these people’s lives and expose them to the public. JOUD has created a variety of methods that allow people to have an exposure to their campaign idea and place them in their shoes.
JOUD created many events that allow the young audience to engage onto volunteer work with refugee women and children. The idea is that all the effort placed might cause the difference in the end. Their events are as follows:
A book for JOUD
Knowledge is power, and education remains the most important factor that determines the essentiality of a successful life. With that in mind JOUD has created an event that solely targets this point. It’s quite simple, you share books with the refugee children and read it to them. Imagine just reading to them a quote or giving them knowledge that they might dwell upon and use for the rest of their lives. So get all your old books just lying there on your bookshelves and get on board for this event.
This event was created to provide the refugee children with amusement and get their heads off the calamities of life. JOUD visits an educational center and start a series of games and activities for the children to enjoy. They try to raise the awareness that refugees and other kids in other educational institutions are not different. Drawing a smile on a child’s face could be one of the most refined forms of soul therapy. Creating a happy memory for these children, may leave your face etched in their memories for the rest of their lives.
A camp for Syrian and Egyptian children at governmental schools.
Sawa Netgamma’ is a project that aims to merge the Syrian and Egyptian children of government schools. It encourages them to coexist, not discriminate against each other, as well as to avoid violence. CARE international in collaboration with WellSpring Egypt have begun to execute this project through organizing day camps inside the schools. The kids participate in a number of games and activities that help them integrate and learn teamwork as well as artistic pass times such as singing, acting and drawing that allows children to explore their talents, passions and interests.
JOUD’s collaboration with GREEN DEAL.
JOUD has recently started to work with GREEN DEAL. They aim to encourage women of all the nationalities to improve their work skills and provide them with platforms that may assist them to utilize them.