“The project is a fragile little plant but it is working,” says Vivian Spohr, patron of help alliance, during her visit to Azraq where she is surrounded by dozens of children in the sandy schoolyard. The container funded by help alliance, which serves as a classroom for 35 children, is currently being painted. Local representatives have turned up to proudly show their regards to the German visitor.
“One could despair in light of the scale of this human catastrophe and the suffering that these children have been and are going through,” said Vivian Spohr. “It is therefore all the more important that we provide help and at least give these young people access to education, to give them structure, to stabilise them and to help them take a first step towards a self-determined life.” The children’s bright eyes, their curiosity and openness shows that the project is on a good path. “Together with the local partners, the Azraq Woman Association and helping refugees in Jordan/Mercy Corps, we would like to make a contribution and help these children to find their way back to normality in their everyday lives,” said the patron of help alliance.
“What matters is that we are doing something meaningful in this region where the most pressing and obvious problems lie,” says Tamur Goudarzi-Pour, Vice President Sales & Services Middle East & Africa. Alongside the refugee projects in Germany, it is a very good and important approach to engage in suitable projects in countries along the refugee route, too. “Here, we can show our responsibility everyday as companies vis-à-vis society.”