Category Archives for Refugee Journal

Letter to the world

Letter to the world

Imagine that you’re standing on a stage with a microphone, and the world is your audience. What would you want to tell the world? Answer from Ahmad Karkour, a Syrian boy from Hama. He’s 14…
Dinner with buthaina

Dinner with buthaina

Giulia, a teacher faraway who keeps all these dear memories in her heart During my stay in Saida, Lebanon – volunteering with SB, I had the chance to spend a lovely afternoon at Buthaina’s place,…
story of success

story of success

Radwan Aljassem wrote this story on behalf of the Mousa Al Salim family from Rakka, Syria. He is the Education Supervisor at the Saida Centre. He is originally from Der-elzor, Syria. My family is composed…
Hani’s success story

Hani’s success story

ani is 10 years old. He left Syria with his parents when he was only a toddler and came to live in Lebanon. He was born with impaired hearing, which caused speech impediment as well.…
Identities THROUGH ART

Identities THROUGH ART

Reception centers are like modern towers of Babel. Between the walls of the centers, words in Urdu, Pashtu, Arabic, Albanian and Wolof weave together in the air, giving birth to a unique melody. The center…
A Hope for Peace

A Hope for Peace

author: Raneem Khair Al-Jasem From the countryside of Aleppo, she is from a family of father, mother, 3 brothers and sister. She was born on November 1 2010. Student at Bukra Ahla in Beirut. Syria…
A story behind drawings

A story behind drawings

My name is Roua’a Beish. I’m 20. And I’m from Damascus, the capital city of Syria. I drew this drawing about mother with her children in the war. In all countries, the mother goes to…
Dinner with haifa

Dinner with haifa

BUTHAINA’S RECIPES During my stay in Saida, Lebanon – volunteering with SB, I had the chance to spend a lovely afternoon at Buthaina’s place, learning some of the secrets which make her one of the…
LETTER TO MY SELF FOR 10 YEARS LATER

LETTER TO MY SELF FOR 10 YEARS LATER

Dear My Self The image of nature, to sprout her beautiful ideas. The running water reminds her of calm, this picture also suggests current and future success, to remember many years later how successful she…
A story behind portraits

A story behind portraits