‘The Journey of Halima’,a fairytale for the refugee kids
The ‘Mermix’ non profit theatre company based in Greece has created a fairytale titled ‘The Journey of Halima’, based on Syrian folk tales, in order to keep refugee children company during their own journey from the war zone they escaped to their destination countries, and to sensitize all children to the problems refugees face.
The fairytale will be published as a trilingual book (Arabic — Farsi — English) and will be distributed free of charge to refugee children. Apart from the printed version, a digital version of the fairytale will be available free of charge, translated into several languages at www.thejourneyofhalima.com, a website that has been created to this end. Anyone visiting the website can be informed about the problems refugee children face, the project, and the ways in which they can help.
An international group of artists has provided the illustrations, in order to achieve the best possible quality for our 120-page book, while more than 70 people have volunteered in order to help complete it. The book will be printed at the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals of Thessaloniki (KETHEA), so that ‘The Journey of Halima’ can support every possible initiative that stands by vulnerable people.
Funding for the printing and promotion of the fairytale is being raised exclusively by donations from people all over the world, who want to help the refugee children and give them more reasons to smile through this fairytale.
If you would like to find out how you can help us please visit our team’s website, www.thejourneyofhalima.com.
The second stage of the project consists of a theatrical performance inspired by the fairytale, which we intend to perform in venues across Greece where refugee children are located.
We really need your help to give some quality time to the children that escaped the war. They have that right.
You can find out more on the project’s social media
indiegogo campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-fairytale-for-the-refugee-children#/