Within the midst of the worst humanitarian disaster for the reason that Second World Struggle, with greater than 65 million displaced folks around the globe, I got here again to Greece to work alone impartial mission, a mission which goals to seek out out what’s going on contained in the heads of in the present day’s refugee kids. These kids are very seen within the media, however nobody appears to be attempting to analysis their ideas about their previous and their hopes for the long run.
After spending 45 days residing on the Piraeus refugee camp, which has since been closed, the Drawfugees mission is now targeted on one thing even less complicated than simply giving a toddler a crayon and a chunk of paper. We’re asking the refugee kids what they wish to be once they develop up.
This new initiative kinds a part of the core mission of the Drawfugees mission giving kids a voice. It’s kids who’re struggling probably the most from conflict and human rights abuses. About half of in the present day’s refugees are kids.
A lot of these kids aspire at some point to be medical doctors, lecturers and even drivers. Solely a few of them will make it – however Drawfugees is an optimistic mission. Whereas we don’t ignore the scars and ache of the previous, our focus shouldn’t be on tragedy however on hope.
Reem, 6, Syria
“I wish to be a pediatrician as a result of my dream is to care for kids similar to me. Did you want my drawing?”
Arsyan siloo, 9, Iraq
“I wish to be a soccer participant due to Cristiano Ronaldo – me and my father love to look at him enjoying for Actual Madrid , it’s so inspiring”.
Sana Shirzad, 6, Afghanistan
“I wish to be a highschool trainer once I develop up. My dream is to have my very own faculty in my homeland Afghanistan with a yard for the youngsters not solely be taught, however play and have some enjoyable on the similar time”.
Aoumar Mazan Shabe, 9, Syria
“I wish to be a driver, a chofer. It’s as a result of my father used to take action I wish to be similar to him. Can I make some cash with that?”.
Mohamed Al Kadad, eight, Syria
“That is my home, my kids enjoying whereas I’m getting back from work with my suitcase. I wish to be a health care provider once I develop up. Merry Christmas everybody!”
Toulay Khalil, 6, Syria
“This me as a dentist taking good care of a affected person mendacity on a Purple Cross mattress. That’s what I wish to do.”
Evan Siloo, 5, Iraq
“I wish to be a trainer, positively. However my draw appears to be like extra like a home, and never a college, don’t you suppose? Maybe as a result of we wouldn’t have one”.
Yaser Mazan Shabe, 11, Syria
“I want that at some point I generally is a soccer participant. I used to look at lots of matches with my uncle (in my hometown), such reminiscence. I really like Actual Madrid! Cristiano Ronaldo is the perfect!! Sorry, I don’t like Barcelona in any respect!”