Art with Syrian Refugees: The Za’atari Project
Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan, 2013. This piece was created in collaboration with Syrian refugee children, and explores the importance of water conservation, especially for those who suddenly find themselves stranded in a desert. Project partners: AptART, ACTED, UNICEF. Za’atari refugee camp (photo by Max Frieder) As the Syrian War rages on, desperate civilians continue to pour across the borders into neighboring countries. Since it opened a few years ago, the Za’atari Camp in northern Jordan has quickly become the world’s second-largest refugee camp with approximately 100,000 residents. There are few structured activities for youth in Za’atari to engage in, and many receive substandard education or do not go to school at all. This initiative emphasizes the participation of local artists with the goal of continuing this work in the future. Bringing color & life to the Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp Hygiene, sanitation and art workshop having fun painting and working with the kids.
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