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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in Syria

The Christian minority in Syria is crucially important to the peaceful coexistence of the various religious communities. HEKS/EPER therefore supports projects run by Protestant churches in the Fellowship of Middle East Churches (FMEEC). HEKS/EPER supports church life in the parishes, strengthens the churches' social responsibility for the entire population and promotes dialogue with other churches. HEKS/EPER supports 11 church parishes that run recreational programmes for 545 children and young people from various Christian churches and other children from the neighbourhood. The 54 volunteers tell the young people Bible stories, and offer handicraft activities and games to be played together. Church parishes organize holiday camps and other special events about three times per year.

HEKS/EPER in Syria

Facts

There were 6.5 million people on the move in Syria in 2020. HEKS/EPER assisted 23 000 refugees by providing them with food parcels and toiletries.
Church-based partner organizations awarded scholarships to 2350 Muslim and Christian young people from poor backgrounds so that they could be educated at ten school centres. Twelve church parishes organised midday meals and recreational activities for 2550 children.