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New Volunteer Program Aims to Recruit School Children

Education Ministry promotes three-year project launched in Damascus schools to promote volunteer work, with an aim to spread to all provinces
New Volunteer Program Aims to Recruit School Children

Aimed at spreading the culture of volunteerism in schools, a project was launched on Thursday by the “Syria Brings Us Together” volunteer team in cooperation with the Education Ministry.

The project was launched at Fayez Mansour Secondary School in the city of Damascus, whose schools will be included in the project’s initial stages, which aims to expand its scope of activities to include all provinces.

The team presented a review of a number of documentary films as examples for individual volunteer work and an array of activities the team carried out last year.

Questionnaires were given to students to gauge their opinions about volunteer work and participation in volunteer activities, as well as the importance of positive interaction with others.

Susan al-Riz, a member of the Board of Directors of “Syria Brings Us Together”, highlighted in a statement to SANA the importance of providing psychological and intellectual support to youths, especially in light of the terrorist war raging since 2011.

The project, Riz noted, will run for three years, during which period five schools will be visited per month, with each school welcoming the team twice in a year.

She also affirmed the team’s full readiness to hold educational lectures on volunteer work in any school in Damascus and its countryside for the current time, referring to the team’s plan to expand activities to include all provinces.

“Syria Brings Us Together” is a volunteer team that includes Syrian youths who have undertaken the responsibility to defend their homeland on intellectual, humanitarian, social and media levels in the face of the terrorist war that has impacted heavily on every aspect of Syrian life.

It has organized more than 400 initiatives, events and campaigns over the past four years, most of which target martyrs’ families, wounded persons and displaced families.

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