Syrian children from the JRS-run school are enjoying recess in their new playground.
A previous version of this article had failed to mention that the school was built and funded by the Kayany Foundation. The Daily Star apologizes for not clarifying before.
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It is here where CatalyticAction, a U.K. not-for-profit design studio, headed a community initiative to build a playground so that a number of Syrian children could have a safe space to play.Dima notes a particular time when a parent came to pick up his child from school before actively lending a hand to build a play yard for his kids.The playground, however, hasn't only benefited the children during recess. Talal Abou Assaly, a social and protection worker for Syrian children in Barr Elias, stressed that those experiencing immense trauma have found an important refuge on the playground.Teachers also noted that before the playground was built, children would tussle on the school yard which was very dangerous because the ground was filled with stones.For the students at the Kayany-run school in Barr Elias, the playground has at least become a place to rediscover the simple joy of playing.
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