Project Lift: Trauma therapy for Syrian children

04 Jan 2016
Source: 
Daily Sabah

The Daily Sabah (Turkey) reports on Project Lift, which  is a volunteer organization that offers creative arts therapy to refugee children from war-torn Syria.  The brainchild of the 16-year-old Emir Özsüer, who wanted to do something for the displaced Syrian refugee children in camps and those trying to carve a life for themselves in Istanbul, Project Lift is a foundation that provides creative arts therapy to displaced urban children refugees, teaching them the coping skills to overcome trauma and adjust to their new lives away from home. It all started in 2014 when Emir paid a visit to the Nizip refugee camp in Gaziantep when he returned to propose his project idea to his mother Esra Özsüer, now president of Project Lift. Joined by a skilled team of Turkish and expat therapists, Project Lift now offers five-day intensive workshops in art, music, movement and dance therapy.

This project is funded by: