CULTURAL RELIEF PROGRAM
About the project
The program is designed for a long-term care and support of multiethnic refugees living inside Turkish refugee-camps near the Syrian border and in major cities of the neighboring countries of Syria.
The implementation is resource-oriented and includes both educational and therapeutic procedures. The goal is to stabilize minors, prepare them for school education offers and help them to help themselves. The methods and tools are the possibilities of the performing and visual arts.
Since November 2014 Die Stelzer works with Art Anywhere Association offers young refugees possibilities, assistance and skills to get help and joy for there life in the camps. Several trainings were carried in Mardin Sirkhane and in Nusaybin refugee camp. Trainings includes stilt walking, theatre and street performing preparation, training of trainers.
The project was initially designed for three years. It is based on the multiplying effect of turning teenagers that we got in touch with into coaches and let them teach and help even smaller children. This way we can work more efficiently with a small group of teenagers, which then can reach out to more teenagers and kids, which we could never help due to the enormous language barrier.
This way many children and teenagers can be reached out to the "trainers" realize that they are strong by themselves and can even help others in need.