Save the Children and TOMS Team Up to Help Syrian Refugees

Tuesday 11 February 2014

In the fall of 2013, Save the Children teamed up with TOMS with the goal of bringing every child in the camp a pair of shoes. Together they provided new shoes to thousands of children in 2014. Watch the video and read the op-ed. Save the children is honored to partner with TOMS to provide relief to Syrian refugees in Jordan. Save the Children teams are on the ground providing basics like food, blankets and TOMS Winter Boots to children at the Za'atari Refugee Camp to help keep families safe and warm. Get to know a few of the children they met this past week:

MAJIDA, age 15

  
“I like my Arabic, English and French lessons, as well as math.”
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
“I would love to be a journalist one day. In fact, I registered with the photography class at the center…I conducted a number of interviews with shop owners here in the [Za’atari] camp. I asked them about their businesses here and what they used to do in Syria.”

MAHMOUD, age 15

 

“I’m mostly an attacker, but I can play defense if I need to. I play football every day from 9 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. Before I came to the center, I couldn’t play football since there were no balls.”

 

YASMEEN, age 17

 

“I love studying, sports and anything new. I have six brothers, I'm the only girl…and the eldest."
"Tell us about your life at the center."
"After I attend the center I help my mother around the house, do the dishes and do the laundry. I would like to continue my education and become a teacher because I love my teachers. When I first joined the center I wanted to benefit as much as I could, I wanted to study all of the subjects and I was having a lot of fun bringing home the crafts that I made, like my embroidery.”