Here, there is neither a board to write the Arabic alphabet on, nor walls, nor paintings of the sun whose rays fall on children’s swings. Until recently, there were no desks either. The classroom floor is covered with pebbles that hurt children’s feet….
In a dark market in northern Syria, where living difficulties cast a shadow on the faces of people, Nadeem Abdul-Qader carries a teapot, stares well at it against a dim light to make sure that the luster of metal ware is enough for customers to appreciate his work….
Surrounded by children of all ages, with their eyes fixed on him, Haitham Shoukry, a young Egyptian storyteller, can make their imagination go wild with his charming words and captivating tales….
October 20 would have been a normal day; Omar and Ali got dressed, carried on their school backpacks, and left their home in Ariha, a town in Idlib countryside, starting their journey to school.
Natural landscapes, mosques with golden domes, and women and girls with beautiful big eyes are all scenes painted on the walls of Baghdad’s old city, created by professional painters, helped by talented children taking their first steps to accomplish their passion for art and murals….
To be a Syrian boy or girl, of no more than ten years old, means that you were undoubtedly born in time of war, and have not the chance to enjoy many of childhood’s joys and games….