Hala* is a Syrian refugee from Aleppo who now lives in Obour, Greater Cairo. She works as a facilitator at a Child and Family Centre run by Save the Children with funding from UNHCR, providing recreational activities and emotional support for Egyptian and refugee children. Hala always had an instinct that her calling in life would be to do humanitarian work.
Tall for her age and quietly confident, 13-year-old Samira* loves coming to Save the Children's center. “When I’m here at the center I feel like I’m in Sudan. I have lots of friends here at the center. I’ve also made Egyptian friends here as well," she says.
As a single mother living in Cairo, Fartuun* faces many challenges and worries she won’t be able to provide for her children. However, with the help of Save the Children, Fartuun and her children now have a safe space to learn and make new friends.
Aya’s* booming voice and big smile fill the room. The tips of her fingers are painted with henna and her brightly colored scarf frames her face. After everything Aya’s been through, it’s hard to believe she can smile at all.
Save the Children International is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 3732267 and a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1076822. Its registered office is St Vincent House, 30 Orange Street, London, WC2H 7HH.