Following the success of Syrian refugee women made festival entrance bracelets last year, parents of St Michaels Prep School, Otford have sought a similar venture for their sell-out summer festival for over 500 people.
After the Global Citizenship empathy programme earlier this year with St Michaels school, one parent sought to do more within the school. Kate French, loved the idea, like Livestock Festival last year, of having bracelets specially made up by displaced Syrian women to help and show support from the school to others less fortunate than themselves. She especially liked the thought of other school parents stepping up to make this happen.
Already the school has created a number of excellent responses since the Empathy Day with children turning their birthdays into events to give gifts with purpose for their guests using the Action Packs and fundraising to help the education of other displaced children. Two lads even raised over £2000 for Oxfam’s Syrian Refugee Response through shaving their heads.
The event is on the 20th May and the chase is on by Kate to find other parents to be ‘Key Donors’ in making this happen. It represents, for Kate, a real opportunity to make thier school festival give twice- not only to the people attending but also to the Syrian women making the bracelets and for their family’s livelihoods.
There were some great ladies from our partners in Small Projects Istanbul who helped last time, see pictures beneath and click on them to find out more about the women and their families.
If you are interested in getting involved or having a similar Syrian themed event, party, wedding or conference get in touch with us here. We’d love to help you make your event give twice.
Photos by Alpkhan Photography, Small Projects Istanbul & Empathy Action