Serving up Kindness: A Night for Syrian Refugees
Date(s) - 03/01/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Marvin Center Continental Ballroom
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
GWMSA cordially invites you to Serving Up Kindness: A Night for Syrian Refugees on Friday, March 1st at 6:30 pm in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom where we will be raising funds and awareness about the refugee crisis and UMR’s programs for refugees in Jordan.
Our keynote speaker will be Shaykh Yaser Birjas and we will also have student entertainment and performances that will be centered around the refugee crisis! Bring your artistic abilities because we will also be creating a peace wall where everyone will be able to craft a message or image of support that will go directly to UMR’s beneficiaries in Jordan as a sign of hope.
-Purchase your tickets here: servingupkindness.eventbrite.com
-Students can enter Student15 at checkout for 15% off your ticket!
-We welcome families and their kids! Babysitting is available.
-Interested in volunteering? Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/1GgWZ7BiUZKdutpc2
More about the UMR program we are raising funds for:
The conflict in Syria has led to the largest refugee crisis, which devastated Syria and its people. Children currently represent more than 50% of the Syrian Refugees in Jordan. Children have experienced heavy emotional, social, and spiritual burdens associated with death, separation from parents and/or other family members, suffered injuries, missed years of schooling, and witnessed unspeakable violence. UMR works to limit these effects by strengthening the coping mechanisms of children, their families, & communities. This program aims to provide psychosocial support services to children and their families through different activities, life skills training, awareness sessions, and counseling in order to help them cope better with their environment and the society.
UMR seeks to provide a wraparound program for children and their families who are affected by conflict. Our Psycho-Social Support (PSS) and Child-Friendly Space initiatives give refugee women and children coping mechanisms to mitigate trauma while increasing critical thinking skills among children, especially younger ones, violence reduction among peers, and greater connectivity and comfort with their host community at large. Mental health services include group and individual therapy, psychotherapy, art therapy, and marriage counseling.