In Syria, the war threatens childhood with many risks such as child marriage, domestic violence, and child labor, and based on our role as childhood protectors, we have monitored the most vulnerable communities and based on these risks and challenges we are playing our role by responding and intervening to reduce what may hinder the growth and well-being of children.

Awareness Raising

Through awareness-raising service, we work to generalize a set of procedures and frameworks that prevent child abuse, exploitation, and neglect, as well as highlighting the violence that negatively impacts the child's growth path.

We are working focusing on the recently emerged communities to define traditional practices such as child labor, early marriage, and domestic violence as practices that violate children's rights.

The interventions of Watad Group during in the rural areas of Damascus (Douma, Adra, Zabadani, Qudsaya) aiming to enable children and caregivers to access protection services related to providing psychological and physical well-being, especially for children at risk to protect them from the worst forms of employment and similar violations

Psycho-social Support (PSS)

The provision of life skills education is a part of psycho-social support programs that aim to enhance protective factors that enable individuals to deal more effectively with the requirements and challenges of daily life and to use positive coping mechanisms in dealing with others.

Psycho-social support services are contributing to the promotion of personal and social development and prevention of health and social problems and enable individuals to translate knowledge, behaviors, and values into actual capabilities.

Case Management

Children and women are considered to be the most affected category due to conflicts, the opportunities for protection may be diminished as a result of the imbalance in the protection systems and the societies ’loss of behavioral controls in crises. Each is different depending on its ability to adapt. Some of them are affected directly after the crisis and others after months.

Watad Group believes that the rapid identification of children at risk is a top necessity in addition to following-up with them, we are working to expand the levels of intervention to reach the municipalities, educational ensembles, schools, and local partners within the framework of mobilizing the various communities surrounding children within a safe and solid social network that will bring about change on the long-term.

Educational Support

According to our principle (no protection without education), we sought to deepen the impact of our responses in different regions to include the educational support service targeting prep and secondary grades students with the educational support sessions after we monitored the severe shortage of educational services in the newly emerging areas of conflict resulting from the great shortage In the educational staff and the varied levels of knowledge of students, focusing on investing professional experiences available in the local community through dealing with teachers from the same supported communities, in addition to supporting transitional grades students with the supplies that support their continued commitment to academic achievement.

Child-Friendly Spaces

Watad Group is working to create child-friendly spaces to form a safe place in a disaster-affected community to provide children with a safe place to play and the support they need to deal with sadness and loss. As children in this place can meet the unique needs in addition to helping in the return to a healthy routine by providing Activities, games, and informal education. The spaces were available for children most vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, and other risks.

 The child-friendly spaces are one of the ways that a consider a priority for Watad Group according to its impact on the care and protection of children In emergencies.