“This is the first time I make a candle with my own hands. I’ll light it in the darkness of the night in the hope it’ll protect my family and keep it safe.”
This is what a woman said during the recreational series sessions conducted by the Syrian Society for Social Development (SSSD) team at the Nabd Center, Behm Camps, Sweida, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in the context of the Child Protection Programme.
The series included teaching children, adolescents and caregivers how to make candles, color them and pour them into molds designated for this purpose, as well as how to use and light them to meet their need in obtaining simple light at night to ensure their safety while they are in
the tents. At the conclusion of the session, an adolescent said:
“I love the light of the candle a lot. I made it in the shape of a heart to offer it to my mother to express my great love to her.”