Islamic Relief Lebanon transformed a building into an amusement park consisting of jumping tents, slides and inflatable games for the children to enjoy. Clowns and cartoon figures including the popular SpongeBob character performed shows, played and sang with the children. Children could be seen singing, running and playing throughout the day with the sounds of laughter echoing the halls of the building.
Along with games and shows, the children were served lunch by Islamic Relief staff and bags of biscuits, crisps, juice and chocolate were given to the children. At the end of the day, Eid presents and Eid cards made by children in the UK with supporting messages for Syrian refugee children were distributed to the children. “It’s such a change to see smiles on the faces of the children,” explains Islamic Relief’s Innas-el-Kadiri, “They need programmes like this to help them recover from what they have experienced.”