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Closed 26/07/2020

110%
£33,105
raised of £30,000 target by 275 supporters

    Weʼve raised £33,105 to support our 133 Alsama Syrian refugee families during the COVID-19 lockdown

    Funded on Sunday, 26th July 2020

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    Story

    In January 2020 my husband and I founded Alsama Project. Alsama means “sky” in Arabic. We offer new horizons to refugee children by setting up girls education centres and sports hubs in areas of the Middle East affected by conflict.

    The Alsama Institute for Refugee Teenage Girls opened its doors in the Shatila camp in Beirut/Lebanon on 13th of January 2020. We’ve also been running successful cricket hubs for Syrian refugee girls and boys in various refugee camps in Lebanon since autumn 2018.

    Alsama now educates 210 refugee children from 133 families.

    All of these families live below the poverty line. But since the outbreak of the Covid -19 pandemic, their situation has become desperate. The price of food has doubled and the parents can’t work.

    Kadria – the director of the Shatila Alsama Institute – told us: ‘Each day, mothers and fathers call me. They cry in desperation but also shame. Their children are going to bed hungry.’

    So, we better do something. We have decided to provide all 133 families with food boxes. Each one will contain rice, lentils, pasta, oil, milk, sugar, tea, bread, and tins of tomatoes, tuna and apricot jam, as well as household sterilization products. Kadria and Mohammad (Thaer and Mazyad in Bekaa) will buy from traders in the camps. And they know where the families live.

    Please support us to make this possible. Thank you. Shukran.

    Meike, Richard, Kadria ( director of Alsama Insitute, Shatila), Mohammad ( head coach, Alsama’s Cedar Cricket Club, Lebanon) and all the Alsama girls & boys

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    • Meike Ziervogel2 months ago
      Meike Ziervogel

      Meike Ziervogel

      2 months ago

      Dear friends and supporters, your generosity has not only allowed us to support the Alsama families with essential care packages during the COVID-19 lockdown, but it has also made it possible to offer 16 weeks of English Zoom classes in collaboration with the TEFL school Discovery Summer to all Alsama children. Each child and young woman is receiving 3 hours of English teaching a week this summer. And some children's English has so much improved that they are now making pen friends worldwide.

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    • Meike Ziervogel4 months ago
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      Meike Ziervogel

      4 months ago

      Dear lovely supporters, you are all heroes and stars! Thank you so much for this incredible generosity. The Alsama team has started to distribute food vouchers to the families. Then each family will go to an allocated shop in the camp where our team will help them to buy what is needed. Here is our Shatila and Bourj al-Barajneh team sending you greetings.

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    • Meike Ziervogel4 months ago
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      Meike Ziervogel

      4 months ago

      Dear friends and colleagues and supporters and all you wonderful, lovely people! We have been so touched by your help. We reached our initial target of £20000 after 10 days of fundraising. Thank you. xxxxxx We have decided to raise the target to £30000. We will use additional funds for: 1. More help to the families if needed 2. Extent internet coverage: During the endemic we are teaching all Alsama children via zoom. To do this, we have to make sure that each family has appropriate internet access. 3. English lessons for all our children

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    Page last updated on: 7/16/2020 16.59

    Supporters

    275

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 16, 2020

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 16, 2020

    • Duncan

      Duncan

      Jul 15, 2020

      £20.00

    • Rupert PB

      Rupert PB

      Jul 6, 2020

      FUll of admiration for everything you are all doing. Sorry this is so late!

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 24, 2020

      Best wishes to you and Richard

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 20, 2020

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 20, 2020

      Your work is extraordinary and I wish you all well.

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    Meike Ziervogel

    Meike Ziervogel

    Meike Ziervogel is the CEO of Alsama Project. Alsama sets up girls education centres, sports hubs and social enterprises in areas of the Middle East affected by conflict. Our projects are run for – and, in large part, run by – refugee communities.

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