An inspiring project by PAYAS STEM Centre
We all have stories, some with happy events and some with sad ones. Some we remember and tell again and again, some we are desperate to forget. But sometimes even we try to tell our story; our voice becomes silence because it feels as though no-one is listening…
A few educators from Turkey and the UK, wanted to be the voice of the children of Syria and to help them to share their stories. Their story begun with a War, a war that they did not want, a war that destroyed their homes, their lives and their future. But although everything seems very uncertain their stories haven’t finished yet. We are going to take you to a small school in a refugee camp in Payas, Hatay (Antioch), Turkey on the Syrian border. We will let children record each other’s stories and share with the world; not only what they have been through, not only what is happening in their lives now but also their hopes and dreams for tomorrow.
They will do this by teaching them basic filming skills using tablets. They will leave the tablets with them so that they can keep us updated as their story continues to unfold by posting their films to a dedicated Youtube channel.
They will also organise STEM activities, where they will teach them about how to code, electronics, science, animations and basic computing skills. 100s of children will benefit from this project and their teachers from Syria.
If you would like to contribute by providing resources or make donations please use the details below.
If you are based outside of Turkey you can donate via Just giving Campaign.
If you are based in Turkey, you can use the specific project account to send your donations.
Account no: 33970980-5027
758-Payas / Hatay