Blossom Hill Fellow Leyla Atik continues to provide remote psychological counseling and information on child protection services for children and parents over the phone. She is also distributing hygiene kits and providing online information sessions to the families on the pandemic as well as behavioral issues. You can hear more from Leyla here.
Montessori School While students in our Montessori school are not able to gather, they are sharing their greetings for Ramadan. Our programs are continuing despite COVID-19 and, in fact, your support is needed now more than ever as refugees face challenges every day and particularly during this pandemic.
In Cappadocia, Turkey, Blossom Hills Fellows Leonie Zikos and Ruth Lockwood are using an innovative therapeutic approach known as “bibliotherapy” in their Puppet Theater Project to help refugee children heal from the trauma of war. This method involves storytelling or reading specific texts to allow the children to identify and validate their feelings and to […]
Blossom Hill Fellow Erika Gillette is rolling out her science curriculum, with science kits that transcend language barriers, to refugee children in Greece. For these children, this is the only opportunity they have to learn about science through hands-on activities. Over the last three years, Erika has distributed 15,000 kits. Please donate today to ensure […]
Blossom Hill is proud to announce the opening of our Montessori-inspired Early Childhood Center’s in Azraq, Jordan! The community in Azraq has been severely impacted by the Syrian crisis. In fact, the population of the town has more than doubled from the influx of refugees since 2012. Today it is home to almost 36,000 Syrian […]
As of 2018, only 55 percent of about 1.5 million school-age Syrian children in Turkey are going to school. School drop-out rates increase as children go into high school although completion of education is mandatory in the country. Among the refugee population, this is largely due to language barriers, discrimination, financial difficulties, child labor, and […]
Leonie Zikos and Ruth Lockwood, our new Blossom Hill Fellows, are bringing much hope and to the Syrian refugee children living in Cappadocia, Turkey. Their unique psychosocial program that uses puppetry and drama to overcome the trauma of war, they are giving these children a second chance for a normal childhood and teaching them skills […]
Blossom Hill turns 10! Over the last decade, our Fellows have worked tirelessly to reach tens of thousands of refugee children and youth from the Middle East who have been affected by conflict and war. Their bold programs have allowed our beneficiaries to thrive, turning their hopes to reality. But even as we celebrate a […]