A message for you from Syria's children

Jordan, Syria

November 27, 2013

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In Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in the vast Jordanian desert, there is a place the kids called Dream Land.

It's the main play space and activity center that we run for the more than 60,000 refugee children who call this sprawling tent city home since fleeing the war in Syria.

Every Monday and Thursday, our team leads educational and creative activities that help the kids continue their healthy development — especially those who are not able go to school.

The teacher presents topics like nature, home, transportation and animals in discussions, stories, games and movies. Then the kids break out the art supplies and their imagination, creating drawings and collages that express what they know about the subject.

Two weeks ago the topic was gratitude. After everything they've been through, having a place like Dream Land reminds these children that they are not forgotten — and that people like you, Mercy Corps' supporters, care about their wellbeing.

Scroll through the photos above to see what Syria's children created to say thank you for giving them hope for the future.