Blossom Mother & Child Keeping Us Warm This Winter!

A huge THANK YOU to the team at Blossom Mother & Child who this week have donated an incredible TWELVE BOXES of winter wear clothing to Syrian families. As the winter months draw in, donations like this are vital! Their generous offering includes sheepskin jackets, thick woolen tights, cashmere jumpers, leggings, sweaters and cardigans in a variety of sizes. What's more they have already boxed and prepared all the clothes and have also covered the cost of shipping, for us to distribute them where they are most needed. Thank you so much Blossom!!

Your donation is crucial, please help support us by donating here.

Thank you and keep warm!

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Will You Be Our Valentine?

Will you be our Valentine this month? Tired of the clichéd dozen roses? Is a teddy bear awkwardly gripping a huge heart saying I LOVE YOU' just not going to cut it this year?

Why not send some Valentine's day love to our Syrian kids instead and make a donation? For a small donation of £3, which is about the same price as a cheesy, singing Celine Dion card, a plastic red rose or even a large coffee, you could buy a book that will help fill a growing library and allow the children we work with to expand their vocabulary and continue their love of learning.

They really are vital tools when it comes to shoring up the work we do alongside Ana Aqra Association. Plus…in the words of the great Dr, Seuss: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  

We want these children to dream big and have the opportunity to go wherever their imaginations and ambitions take them. With a small helping hand this Valentine’s you will be able to help make this happen!!

Thank you Lisa!

This Friday, we want to give a huge thank you to Lisa Koh, who is a devoted supporter of Al Madad. Lisa lives in Singapore, and we love that we have such a generous giver flying the flag for the Foundation all the way over on the other side of the world. Without the generosity and support of Lisa and those like her, we would be unable to continue our work. Thank you so much for all your help.

 

Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for 2015!

Al Madad Foundation would like to wish all of our friends and supporters all the best for the festive season and a very happy and prosperous New Year.

This year the Foundation has achieved a tremendous amount with your help! In April we held our Syria Relief Gala which raised just under $1 million. Donations from that evening have gone towards establising education programmes in Lebanon, supporting vulnerable refugee families and providing scholarships for secondary school students in Aleppo. 2015 will see the remaining Gala pledges rolled out, including mobile classrooms in buses and cultural excursions for children. 

We also held a sponsored cylce from London to Oxford, which erncouraged particpants to train and fundraise towards our causes. As always, you got involved with other fundraisers including bakesales and the Ramadan Book Challenge which provided reading books for hundreds of Syrian refugee children.

Who could forget the generous donation of warm winter jackets from Thomas's School in Kensington?! 200 refugee children will be warm this wimter thanks to this kind effort!

Our twinning initiative has been hugely successful this year as we have connected 3 classes in London with nearly a hundred students Lebanon. The letter writing project will continue into next year as the children strengthen their friendships and learn more about their penpals. 

 

 

In the coming year, we will aim to continue to provide education programmes and support for the most vulnerable and excluded children across the Middle East, by establishing new partnerships and addressing the most immediate needs.

Most importantly, we cannot do this without your help, so please continue to donate, support and spread the word!

Thank you once again for all your support throughout the year! Wishing you and your families a
Merry Chirstmas and very Happy New Year!

 

Winter Warmers Arrive in Lebanon!


Earlier this year, the students of Thomas's Kensington kindly donated 200 unisex warm winter jackets to the vulnerable Syrian refugee children in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. The jackets arrived just in time for the bitter winter months.

On behalf of the beneficiaries of this generous donation, we would like to say thank you once again Thomas's Kensington for their generosity, and to our partners Ana Aqraa Association for facilitating the distribution of the jackets. 

Twin, Twin, Hooray!


Our Twinning Initiative is well under way and here are some of the beautiful letters that we have received from our children in London and Lebanon.

The initiative has paired 65 children in 2 sites in Beirut with 65 children from 3 classes across 2 schools in London.

In their first letters, the pen pals wrote to each other about their families and friends, their favourite food and their hobbies.

Next term, the exchange will continue, allowing the students to develop these new friendships, to learn about a different culture and to express themselves as children. 

If you know of a school that would like to get involved in our Twinning Programme, get in touch at contact@almadadfoundation.org. We would love to hear from you! 
 

 

#Love2Learn

In October , we visited the schools in Lebanon where we have been most active and spoke to the students we are reaching through our projects. Through our targeted education programmes they have been able to develop their literacy, reading and writing skills.

 We simply asked them what they loved most about their learning experiences and here is what they said....

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