PEACE PLAY PROJECT

EVERY GIFT YOU BUY FROM OUR RAMADAN GIFT COLLECTIONS HELPS REFUGEE CHILDREN TO PLAY IN A SAFE PLACE FOR A YEAR

Discover how The Body Shop and International Alert are helping brighten the lives of refugee children this Ramadan.

HELP US SUPPORT THE PEACE PLAY PROJECT IN LEBANON

In the true Ramadan spirit of spreading joy and doing good deeds, The Body Shop has partnered up with International Alert to raise money for the Peace Play Project in Lebanon.

Every gift you buy from our Ramadan collection will help a child affected by war to heal through play. So far, our partnership with International Alert has raised over £200,000 for the Peace Play Project*.



*Christmas 2017 Play For Peace Campaign

WHAT IS THE PEACE PLAY PROJECT?

Together with International Alert, our mission this Ramadan is to send love, joy and compassion to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

The Peace Play Project provides organised, therapeutic play sessions to help traumatised children to heal and express difficult emotions. Sessions are determined by the moods of the children, and can involve anything from games and drama to music and art. The sessions also involve playback theatre as a way of encouraging children to work through the trauma they’ve faced.

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HELP CHILDREN LIKE GHARAM AND LEENA

Gharam and her family are from Aleppo. Her favourite colours are red and yellow and she dreams of becoming a doctor. When asked about The Peace Play Project, she said “I love it, A LOT”. This is the only place for her to play safely and make friends. Gharam gets very excited for every session.

Leena’s family fled Syria with only the clothes they were wearing. She has been in the camp for five years now. It’s crowded and the streets are too dangerous to play outside. The Peace Play Project is the only time Leena gets to play with other children outside of her family and become the outgoing little girl she is.

WHO IS INTERNATIONAL ALERT?

International Alert works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. They focus on solving the root causes of conflict with people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, they work in collaboration turning in-depth research into practical solutions to make a difference on the ground.

“Some young Syrians struggle to remember a time for before violence and loss, before they had to flee their homes and become refugees. We provide a safe space for them to play and finally be children again.”

- Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert