Sara (right) and her friends at our partner child friendly space in Mhardeh
Both our children were showing signs of distress and anxiousness, especially because they couldn’t understand why their father had suddenly been absent from home. My son Walid had behavioral problems that I didn’t know how to handle. He was stubborn and resistant, and Sara was always scared and would constantly cry. I had a lot of pent-up anger, so I didn’t have the mental capacity to handle what my children were going through. I know that both my children are very intelligent and special, but they needed help.
The center has been a huge help and we are very grateful for all the staff and administration there. They treat my kids with so much love and respect and they have given them a second home. I am happy my kids get to spend time in a safe environment where they can grow, have fun, and meet other children. It has changed my children’s lives, helped them improve mentally and physically, and in turn it also changed our entire family dynamics. I even started going to the center myself to attend the sessions they hold for parents. I have learnt a lot and it has been nice meeting other parents with similar stories.