Project Ahlan Simsim

Every child should have the right to grow up and receive an education in a safe environment. In response to the negative impact the war has had on Syrian children, Syria Relief & Development launched the Ahlan Simsim project two years ago. 

The project started in two areas: Abin Samaan in the western countryside of Aleppo, and Termanin in the Dana area of Idlib’s countryside. Not long after, it was extended to the city of Al-Bab in Aleppo’s countryside.

The Ahlan Simsim project provides families with the necessary skills to help their children develop properly within their environment. The parenting skills program includes seven sessions: 

  • Early age brain development
  • Holistic development 
  • Empathy
  • Positive discipline 
  • Psychological stress for adults and children  
  • Managing psychological stress
  • Positivity and having fun 

The children’s program offers six sessions for ages 3-8, which include activities that promote physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.