Empowering Syrian Refugee Kids in Montreal
Wednesday August 10, 2016
Like many, Sinthusha was moved by the plight of Syrian refugees and wanted to make a contribution to the integration of Syrian kids in Montreal. And so she offered her time and dedication to the Montreal community with professional henna service as a way to raise money for Camp Cosmos and Syrian Kids at Camp – to welcome 30 Syrian children this summer in our downtown camp and new West Island camp.
Sinthusha’s parents being Sri Lankan refugees who came to Canada in the 1980s, she is aware of the struggles faced by families arriving in a new country, and particularly concerned about the well-being of children.
Sinthusha made a donation of $600 to buy art supplies for Camp Cosmos. She wanted to make a positive impact in her local community so she chose to help recently arrived Syrian refugee kids. Seeing war and violence at a young age, she believes that having a way to express their inner thoughts and feelings through art can be a therapeutic way to heal their souls.
She wanted to witness how the money she raised through henna from May to July 2016 made an impact in children. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing children filled with joy and sharing their love for one another in such a diverse environment. Few of the many reasons why she loves Camp Cosmos is their emphasis on the importance of the environment and the Earth, as well as being in an inclusive space with kids coming from diverse backgrounds.
Once again thank you so much to all those who helped me make it possible for Camp Cosmos to buy art supplies for the kids. Sinthusha hopes that by cultivating their love for art, that they grow up to use it as a way to release their emotions and to heal their souls.