Faces of Za’atari

June 18th, 2014 by TOMS

TOMS is honored to support Save the Children‘s efforts to provide relief to Syrian refugees in Jordan. Save the Children teams are on the ground providing basics like food, blankets and TOMS Winter Boots to children at the Za’atari Refugee Camp to help keep families safe and warm. Get to know a few of the kids they’ve met. TOMS-Save-the-Children-Syrian-Majida MAJIDA, age 15 “I like my Arabic, English and French lessons, as well as math.” “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “I would love to be a journalist one day. In fact, I registered with the photography class at the center…I conducted a number of interviews with shop owners here in the [Za’atari] camp. I asked them about their businesses here and what they used to do in Syria.” TOMS-Save-the-Children-Syrian-Mahmoud MAHMOUD, age 15 “I’m mostly an attacker, but I can play defense if I need to. I play football every day from 9 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. Before I came to the center, I couldn’t play football since there were no balls.” Watch Mahmoud in action in this Instagram video from Save the Children. TOMS-Save-the-Children-Syrian-Yasmeen YASMEEN, age 17 “I love studying, sports and anything new. I have six brothers, I’m the only girl…and the eldest.” “Tell us about your life at the center.” “After I attend the center I help my mother around the house, do the dishes and do the laundry. I would like to continue my education and become a teacher because I love my teachers. When I first joined the center I wanted to benefit as much as I could, I wanted to study all of the subjects and I was having a lot of fun bringing home the crafts that I made, like my embroidery.”