The butterfly effect: helping refugee children create a future
Alaeddin Janid |
• October 2019
After fleeing his war-ravaged homeland, Syria, Alaeddin began the difficult work of building a new life in the Netherlands. Having witnessed firsthand the plight of refugee children in temporary camps in Greece, he was determined to provide them with support. But with almost no resources himself, what could he offer them? Alaeddin is president of Happy Caravan, the organisation he founded, which provides education, creative expression, and other forms of support to refugee children in several locations in Greece. He works with a growing team of activists and educators - including student volunteers - from many parts of the world.