In April 2016, The Worldwide Tribe team members Jaz and Nils worked with artist Hannah Rose Thomas on a project in Jordan.
Visiting refugee camps Za’atari and Azraq, the team hosted art workshops for refugee children from Syria. The idea was to provide the means for the children to creatively express themselves, and that they did.
Heartbreaking paintings and drawings of tanks, soldiers, ambulances, crying children, dead bodies, blood and burning homes brought home the reality that these children had faced. They had known too much of war.
Together the children painted two canvases; one which represented war and another which represented hope. The contrast was stark, but the hugs and kisses and smiling faces showed just how valuable this work is.