Fighting Words volunteers travelled with World Vision Ireland to Azraq camp in Jordan to run story writing workshops with displaced Syrian children aged 6-8 in the Early Childhood Development Centre. Over a week, Fighting Words volunteers facilitated six workshops, reaching over one hundred children in the camp. The children created a collection of fantastic stories and illustrations. The stories feature lions, butterflies, elephants, rabbits, chickens, and apple trees.
In addition, Fighting Words volunteers worked with the teachers at the centre, who are now continuing to run Fighting Words workshops with the displaced Syrian children.
According to the teachers, 'it was really great fun, the children enjoyed it so much, that they asked if they could do it again!'
Story created by the children:
- Animal Friends
- Alex and the Flower
- Lion the King
- The Pretty Butterfly
- The Rabbit and the Chicken
- Elephant and the Tree
Below are some photographs of the event, click image to view slideshow: