“From Destruction we weave Peace”
Walid travels long distances across Syria to take his puppet show on the road every week. His aim is to reach the children with his puppet theatre, to help them forget their troubled situation, to help them learn, to bring smiles and laughter.
This is a voluntary service, and Walid receives no support, beyond what the parents can afford to give, to help with the cost of travel and running costs.
When we asked Walid how we could help, he replied, “Give me bread and theatre, and I can bring civilisation”.
Syrian puppeteer offers Idlib children breathing space.
The 26-year-old's mobile puppet theatre has become a small respite from war for the children of Saraqib, a town in the jihadist-run province of Idlib.
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