In Cooperation with AptArt and ACTED, herakut traveled to a refugee camp in Jordan to do workshops with and for children and women. There are currently 80.000 Syrians reported to be living in the Camp Za’atari in North Jordan. The camp has been bursting at the seams since last summer, with a total of 160.000 inhabitants, causing many families to choose to move to the surrounding cities. 50% of the camp’s population are children…
There are not enough activities provided for them, which is why the workshops were overcrowded. The painting activities with the children from the surrounding cities were also very well received. For some, these were the very first moments in which refugee children and Jordanian children interacted and played together. AptArt organized the whole series of workshops and activities. ACTED was the logistical partner, mainly responsible for the water supply. Children are supposed to learn the importance and value of water and how vital it is to keep it clean and share it with others. This is the basis of Herakut’s motivation to coordinate with ACTED‘s message.
MontanaCans supported the project by providing spray paint for the workshops. Check herakut’s travelbook to see more images and to follow the project in Jordan. Visit also Apt Art’s facebook page for more information. Apt ART stands for “Awareness Prevention Through ART” – www.aptart.org
Photography by falk lehmann aka akut from herakut