Together For Every Child

Raja – Volunteer Syrian Refugee Coach


Photos: Suzy Sainovski/World Vision

In November 2015, coaches from the English Premier League travelled to Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan to train thirty-six people from several humanitarian agencies, as well as a number of Syrian refugee volunteers, in how to coach football. The coaches are now using what they learnt on a regular basis to teach Syrian children football skills. Playing sport in the camp gives children the opportunity to stay active, have fun and make friends.

26-year old Raja is from Dar’a, Syria. She has a 2-year old daughter and a 3-year old son and has lived in Azraq refugee camp for two years. She has been a football coach in the camp for about two months and shares her thoughts on girls given the opportunity to play football.

I find it extremely beautiful that the girls are given a chance to play football! I used to enjoy playing football back in Syria. I liked football more than any other game as a girl. Here I enjoy teaching the girls. I feel like they are my children.

The girls come and play and release their energy. Some girls come to the multi-purpose sports pitch feeling sad and release their energy and feel better. The girls talk to me about their problems, they open up to me. I sometimes cry with them.

I will talk to parents who don’t want their girls to play and explain the importance of playing. I tell them that people and strangers can’t see into the girls’ pitch and sometimes after I talk to them they send their girls to play football. Many families in the camp are very conservative so it’s important for them that the girls have privacy when they play.

发挥你的才华与天份行善助人!

李宣春
资讯传播
马来西亚世界宣明会

世界宣明会自推出「孩有你‧孩有希望」筹款活动以来,持续获得许多善心人士的响应。其中,拥有插画天分的侯思颖便绘制了27张明信片供义卖用途,她最终共筹获1,695令吉。这笔款项将用于支持世界宣明会在贫困社区推行的发展项目,帮助不曾放弃希望的孩子们茁壮成长。

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思颖从小就喜欢在纸上涂鸦,进入大学以后,开始画插画。思颖会选择用手绘明信片募款,其原因一方面是因为自己喜欢手写或手绘的「真实感」,使用电脑绘图或打字是无法呈现出那种一笔一划的触感或质感。另一方面,思颖认为既然明信片画来是要募款的,那么不如就亲手绘制每一张明信片,更能表达出自己的诚意。

这27张明信片当中,思颖一共画了三个主题。虽然明信片的主题有所重复,但是当你仔细去研究画作的细部,又会发现每张明信片都有差异,也可以说每张明信片都是独一无二的。

在绘制明信片的过程,思颖是这么想的:「一开始构想的时候,我的出发点是:得尽量多筹一些款项,因而就选了这三款我比较常画,看起来比较容易理解的画画内容,这些也是受朋友比较喜欢的画。背影的主题是『告别』,我喜欢画发丝,那个专注一条线一条线画的当下,可以让我暂时『告别』很多想不通的事;黑羊的主题是『孤独感』,在这个世界作为一个『异类』的那种孤独;星星的话,每次画的时候都想着祝福,祝福收到的人在每一个黑暗的时刻,都能感受到一点点的星光。」

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思颖也说「孩有你‧孩有希望」筹款活动的自由度很大,所以她有很大的发挥空间,并且可以透过自己喜欢的事,去帮助贫困社区孩童。

「我没有参与过这类的活动,这一次是抱着姑且一试的心态参与。另一方面,也想挑战看自己可以在短时间内能够手绘多少张图。」在这过程中,思颖也曾面对挑战:「白天需要上班,只能在下班后夜里画画,有时候太累,手绘又快不了,就会觉得很痛苦。」

只要有认真用心的付出,一定会有丰盛的收获;最终,思颖顺利达到筹款目标。

对思颖而言,这次的筹款活动是很好的经验。刚开始的时候,她其实非常担心自己的号召力不足,她自认不是专业的插画师,没有信心能吸引多少人支持。事实证明她的忧虑是多余的。

思颖在这次的筹款活动得到的最大感悟是:「一个人的力量再小,与身边的人凑着凑着,也足够给为这个世界贡献一点点力量,而一点点也是好的。」

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你是否也和思颖一样是个天赋异禀的创意奇才?欢迎你发挥自己的才华天份,为处境艰困的社区尽一份力。想知道更多详情,可登陆 https://www.worldvision.com.my/ch/tfec