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Syrian martyrs' names on saplings during Arbor Day celebrations

Tree-planting campaigns in Syria have continued in cooperation with civil society. 

Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Nazira Sarkis, has underscored the need for supporting youth initiatives that aim to develop society and raise people's awareness in all fields.

The minister sees that the current voluntary experiences in Syria has positive effects and requires continuous support, according to the al-Thawra newspaper [Arabic newspaper].

"Tomorrow belongs to us" project for Syrian gifted school children

Displacement circumstances have not prevented a ninth-grade student from joining the first Syrian Children club for cultural, social and sport activities in Damascus.

The family of the student, Mohammad al-Abyad, who are living in a shelter in al-Tadamon area south of Damascus, have only offered moral support to the 14-year old boy, while the club offered psychological support and training courses to him.

This boy was honoured during the celebration held Monday at the end of the first stage of the project called ' Tomorrow belongs to us' in Damascus governorate club where children song: "Tomorrow, our country will be rebuilt and we will be hand in hand."

Syrian children's dreams

Syrian children's dreams have changed after the foreign-backed terror war on the country to be social and national.

One of the children told the Tishreen newspaper reporter that his dream is to return to his room and to his alley. "I want the war to end, this is my dream," the 10-year-old boy said, stressing his determination to continue his study in order to be a famous doctor to treat patients free of cost.

Legitimate Dreams









To live a normal life without wounds ...... To wander the streets without going around the solace tents spread in the streets ...

To pass by  beautiful colored walls beside  those which are covered with the martyrs  pictures that are growing day after day ..... To go to school and to work without worry of returning  as a body in a box or scattered body parts gathered in a bag .... or in the best case losing a part or an eye.

Justice Ministry receives missing persons' relatives every Thursday

She was waiting her turn in the office of missing persons in Justice Ministry in Damascus to get any piece of information about her son, who left his home two years ago and had not returned since.

The sad mother wanted to know whether her son is still alive or not. "When I see a video on Television about persons killed by terrorist organizations, I wonder whether my son is among the victims. My son is a civilian. He left his home in Duma district in Damascus countryside and had not returned yet," she said.

Another woman was searching for information about her 70-year-old husband, who went to get his pension in Harasta suburb in the same province [Damascus countryside] and had not returned.

'Our voices' initiative focuses on Syrian people with supernatural power

"Our Voices" is the title of an initiative organized Wednesday by the 'Martyr's Mother' Group and the voluntary 'Nosor Syria' Team in al-Assad Library in Damascus on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The initiative included a documentary film talks about 7 persons with special needs facing difficulties during study and work and focuses on ambitions and talents of those persons and their needs for support. 

The film, directed by al-Mohannad Kalthom , was produced by the Syrian General Commission of Radio and Television and it had the same title of the initiative 'our voices'.

National Dialogue to end the ongoing crisis


DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Mahmoud Marai, the Secretary General of the Damascus –based opposition National Democratic Action Committee in Syria talks to Syria Times.

 What is your Committee stance from the Russian support?

 We support the Russian airstrikes against terrorism and terrorist groups of Da’ash, al-nusra and others. These airstrikes are very useful to root out terrorism.  What Russia did, at the official request of Syria, in one month is more than what the United States –led coalition did in more than a year.