“We aim is to make each child feel safe” his holiness Mor Ignatius Ephrem ii.
His speech has taken place at the opening of the “child friendly space ” of St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC) in the sector of peace building and social initiates.
The opening was attended by His holiness Bishop Timothaous Mattah Alkhoury, the vice Patriarch in Damascus and the general manager of EPDC , and Mr. Shadi Sarweh the Executive Director of the committee, with the participation of the employees and volunteers.
His holiness also added: “The center work to help the children to heal from the negative effects of the crisis, focusing on Education as one of the most important right that they lost during the war”.
Bishop Mattah Alkhoury talked about the importance of the CFS that is a continuation of EPDC work in the development sector, targeting children this time by offering the psychological support and education for them.
This project comes as one of the development projects by EPDC that aims to help Syrians to recover from the crisis effect, where the center will work within main sectors (psychosocial support, informal Education and creative activities).