On Friday the 29th of June we hosted a first aid session aimed specifically at Syrian ladies of the older age group (over 50) who live in Manchester. The training focused on basic everyday first aid and all those who attended left better prepared for any first aid situations!
Many thanks to Hyacinth Lightbourne from Red Cross for delivering this important session.
On the 28th of June, Rethink Rebuild Society attended a roundtable discussion held by The UK Department for International Development (DFID) with NGOs working on the humanitarian response and on advocacy for Syria. This was the third meeting of its kind with DFID, with the first held back in November 2017.
On the 26th of June, Rethink Rebuild Society joined a number of Syrian civil society organisations in addressing a letter to the UN Secretary General, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the President of the Human Rights Council to situate Syrian detainees among those remembered during the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
On Sunday 24th June, Rethink Rebuild Society hosted a free screening of the documentary “Lost in Lebanon”, directed by Georgia and Sophia Scott. We were proud to see our hall full of guests. The documentary was insightful, allowing us all to reflect on the situation many face on the border of Syria.
We are happy to report that our 8th Annual Syrian day, celebrated on Sunday the 17th of June at the Abraham Moss Community School, was a great success! More than 1500 people from all different backgrounds came together to celebrate Eid Alfitr, with delicious Syrian food and traditional music, in addition to the children entertainment and the adult quizzes.
During the blessed month of Ramadan, three community Iftars were organised on Fridays for the community including Syrian refugees and asylum seekers. Every Iftar was attended by around 80 people, food was shared and Taraweh prayers were made together. Warm thanks to our donors, volunteers and attendees for making every iftar a success!