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The Syrian Refugee Art Initiative

Blog showcasing the work of Joel Bergner (aka Joel Artista) with Syrian refugees in Jordan.

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The Syrian Refugee Art Initiative

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Joel Artista's Blog

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About this resource

This beautiful collection of photographs shows artworks of young refugees from the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps. To minimise tension amongst young people from the camp artist Joel Bergner has been travelling to Jordan since 2013 to work on a collaborative art project. Hundreds of children had the opportunity to participate and bring colour to the desolate environment of their camp.

Why we recommend this resource

Growing up in a refugee camp has many challenges and affects young people’s well-being. This project shows how art can transform refugee camps and bring the message of hope to its residents. It is a great inspiration for anyone who is interested in using art to promote social cohesion.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

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