In Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, where countless tarpaulin-made makeshift tents have become part of the landscape, children play around puddles as the sun returns after the rain.
Catherine (aged 5) is one of the many Syrian refugee children living in settlements here. Not long after her birth, the conflict back home drove her entire family to flee. Four years later, they remain refugees, sharing a two-room tent with another family (13 people in total) and living on meagre humanitarian aid.
For Catherine and other children born in the settlements, home is merely an imagination. Fear captivated them when they heard bombing. Aysha, Catherine’s mother, has noted how stressed her children are, as they fight regularly and refuse to go outside the tent. “My children were born and raised in a tent. There is no tomorrow for them,” says Aysha.
“We’re not capable of dreaming for the future” has become a reality for this generation of Syrian children, but you and I can shine a light and help them out of darkness.
Catherine (1st right) and her family cram into a tent in Bekaa Valley.
|Date||6 October 2018 (Saturday)|
|Time||10am – 1pm|
|Venue||The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club|
|The Walk||Participants will take a 4km walk to show support for the Syrians affected by the conflict. After the walk, they may visit the exhibition and activity booths to learn more about the plight of Syrian children and families.|
|Minimum Fundraising Amount||HK$300/person|
Countless children like Catherine have been forced to leave home in search of safety, experiencing many hardships before arriving at a refugee camp. World Vision provides not only food and water for refugee families, but also education and leisure activities for children in camps to allow them to be children.
Show your concern by taking part in the charity walk to help us meet the needs of families and children.
World Vision provides education for refugee children through a project funded by UNICEF.
Children enjoy snacks distributed by World Vision in class.
The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club fullly supports the event, including sponsorship for the operation, transportation, food and beverage, setup and programme cost.
World Vision Hong Kong, incorporated with limited liability, is a Christian humanitarian organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty.
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