Cinta Syria Malaysia is a non-governmental organization committed to bettering the lives, assisting and giving new opportunities to Syrian refugees. Starting with the sending of humanitarian aid to Jordan, CSM is now beginning to expand its aid to many other countries including Turkey, Lebanon and Malaysia. Sekolah Kita is CSM’s primary education project.
The war in Syria has now entered its seventh year but there is no sign that the war will end any time soon. At this time, it is estimated that 5.3 million Syrian children or more are the primary victims affected by the war. They need all the help possible to recover especially in the areas of education and psychology.
HELP THE KIDS GROW STRONGER
When Sekolah Kita I was established in Jordan and Sekolah Kita II in Turkey, the enrolled children showed highly disturbing traces of trauma. The artwork of these children were paintings of destroyed buildings, tanks and even a headless family. Spending some time in Sekolah Kita has proven to have had significant changes within the children. They became more positive, vibrant and their artwork turned into cheerful paintings and expressions.
At the moment, Sekolah Kita I in Jordan is attended by 90 students while 100 students are enrolled in Sekolah Kita II. An alternative day school for our Syrian refugee brothers and sisters has been developed in Bandar Puteri, Bangi and is now in operation. The number of students in Sekolah Kita III is currently at 40 and is capable of accommodating up to 100 students at a time, ranging from 5 to 12 years of age. Core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, Arabic and Islamic Studies are offered by the school, integrating the IGCSE syllabus into the school’s curriculum. Subjects focusing on life skills are currently being developed and will be offered in the near future to tailor to the needs of the Syrian children.
In average, Sekolah Kita I, II and III require about Rm20,000 – Rm25,000 monthly to pay for the expenses of the schools. These schools are entirely run by quarterly donation for various purposes. The donation will be used mainly to fund the students’ learning materials, students’ meals, teachers’ salaries and rentals. For Sekolah Kita II in Turkey, the donation will fund a part of the school fees which are determined by the school.
Support the operational expenses of Sekolah Kita III
Sponsor 1 month worth of water and electricity bills
Pay for the refreshments of 100 students
Provide 100 students with school books and stationery
After meetings with Cinta Syria Malaysia, a NGO committed to bettering the lives, assisting and giving new opportunities to Syrian refugees, Global Sadaqah has partnered with them to help raise funds to establish Sekolah Kita III for the refugee children.
This campaign supports partial funding and the partners on the ground will receive all the money raised regardless if it reaches the goal or not.