The “Puppet” CBI—Al-Hameh, Rural Damascus

The “Puppet” CBI—Al-Hameh, Rural Damascus

As part of our goal to promote integration between host and IDP communities, the Syrian Society for Social Development, in cooperation with UNHCR, implemented the “Puppets” community-based initiative at al-Hameh, Rural Damascus.
The concept of the initiative was that women of al-Hameh host community should make more than 500 puppets and offer them to IDP children. This welcome gesture would allow the children to express their thoughts/feelings and “see” their problems indirectly by projecting them on the puppet and by selecting puppets that correspond to their respective characters. The initiative was concluded on 18/07/2017 with a ceremony during which the puppets were distributed.