Helping Hands worked with 200 Syrian widows and orphans. Teachers workshops were held, basketball trainings and a fun day and gala lunch were held for the families.

Global Aktivne donated 3 tablets for the launching of our Educational Program’s Online tutoring and Pen Pal Projects in sha Allah.

Global Aktivne started out the week in Gaziantep Turkey with a basketball lesson and games with 6-10 year old Syrian refugee orphans. The children enjoyed learning the rules of the game and other basketball skills with Indira Kaljo.

The second day of activities included a day at the amusement park sponsored by Global Aktivne. Sixty Syrian orphans along with Indira and Amira spent the morning enjoying the rides the park offered. The children were extremely happy for the much needed day of entertainments they wouldn’t have been able to enjoy otherwise.

The third day of Gaziantep included a professional teacher development workshop for Syrian teachers in the school which the Syrian orphans attend. The workshop included a brainstorming session where school issues were addressed and solutions sought. While at the school we got to sit in on a robotics class for the older students, which was a favorite class among the students. A basketball lesson by Indira followed the class were she taught older students techniques and basketball playing skills. In the evening we participated in a crafts class with Syrian widows, we made lovely ornaments and spoke with the widows an out their plans for the future.

On the fourth day of our stay we celebrated the one year anniversary of Global Aktivne with the widows and orphans with a special dinner and night of games and prizes for the kids. We look forward to working with the orphans and widows again in the future.

Please stay tuned to our page to see how you can be a part of our next trip.

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