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Syrian Children Dream of World without War

Karim, a six-year old boy from Syria, has had wonderful time with many children in an interactive workshop held in Lattakia city and has drawn a painting using colors of rainbow to express his hope for a better future.

His painting plus 50 paintings drawn by the children participated in the workshop have been featured in an exhibition kicked off at the beginning of this week in Dar al-Assad for Culture in Lattakia city under the banner 'The World Without War'.

Social Initiative to Enhance Youths' Ability to Make Positive Change in Society

HAMA, (ST) -"Mishkat" social initiative in Hama is interested in qualifying Syrian youths and in consolidating and developing  their scientific and learning skills before entering job market.

Supervisors of "Mishkat" project believe in the Syrian youths' creative capabilities to make positive change in society and to build better future if their abilities and skills are enhanced and directed towards the right track.

Concerning the goals of "Mishkat", founder of the initiative, Dr. Adel al-Tawashi said it was established in cooperation with Syria's Enterprise and Business Centre (SEBC) with a message to boost  the cultural, economic and social life in society through providing youths with opportunities to find  inventive solutions to their problems. The initiative also aims at contributing to achieving equality, cooperation and integration in society, he added.

‘Smile Returned to Syria’ Group launches campaign for children and young people

Bringing a smile to Syrian children’s faces and developing their talents are the main goals of a campaign launched Saturday by the ‘Smile Returned to Syria’ Group in cooperation with Ministry of Tourism in the ‘Dama Rose’ Hotel in Damascus.

These goals will be realized through offering psychological and educational support plus free medical services to children affected by the ongoing war on Syria, the Group’s head of the Boards of Directors Adam Abo Lbadeh said, adding that the group contracted with 75 doctors in Damascus in coordination with Doctors and Pharmacists Syndicates  

He indicated that the group includes 3000 persons and it targets Syrian children, aged 6 year, and young people nationwide. “The group has representatives in 36 Arab and foreign countries.”

The return of the soul

Homs today is  on a new date with calm, security and safety. It is on a date with the return of the soul again where the last batch of gunmen had left al Wa'er district.

It could be said that the last part of the cancer, which rooted  and spread in the side of the city is now eradicated and the city is going to be healed from.

SIIB Honors 50 Martyrs' Families

On the occasion of Mother's Day, Syrian International Islamic Bank (SIIB) honored Wednesday 50 martyrs' families at al-Assad Library in Damascus.

The honoring ceremony, held under the banner 'Syria is Martyrs' Mother', included national songs, artistic show and speeches delivered by Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mrs. Rema Qadri and SIIB's Executive President Mr. Abdul Qader al-Dwek.

Mrs. Qadri asserted the need to support martyrs' families, who come within the priorities of Syrian government, pointing out that part of the work of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is to stimulate civil society and economic sectors to support those families.

'Al-Waed al-Sadiq' Institute Gathers Several Wounded Syrian Soldiers and Civilians in Film

On the occasion of the 4th anniversary of its foundation, the 'al-Waed al-Sadiq' Institute [Honest Promise Institute] organized Monday an activity in the Damascus Opera House where several wounded Syrian soldiers and civilians narrated how they were injured  during the ongoing terror war on the country.

The narration came within a film entitled 'Half Moon' directed by Waddah Shahin, who declared that the wounded soldiers and civilians are the 'luminous half on the ground ' and they have a strong determination and full of optimism.

The audiences sensed this determination and optimism and clapped thunderously while the wounded soldiers and civilians were narrating how they were injured.

Syrian Women Turned Pains of War into Hope

Syrian women have never skimped on their homeland and they have been active in urging their sons to defend the homeland, which is more precious than anything else. They have worked in all fields of life challenging difficult circumstances the country is going through.

This is what Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Rema Qadri said during a press conference held Wednesday in Damascus on the occasion of the International Women's Day (IWD), which is celebrated on March 8 every year.

The Minister made it clear that Syrian women have offered a different kind of confrontation manifested in their diligent and serious work , saluting the Syrian women who translated steadfastness into action and gave outstanding examples of success and work.