GOZARTO (JAZIRA) REGION, North and East Syria – The Syriac Cross Organization for Relief and Development will launch a ‘Windows’-project to promote social cohesion and local capacity building in North and East Syria. The aid organization states on its Twitter account that the Windows-project is an initiative “to enhance community resilience in the Gozarto (Jazira) Region and to further build a society of peace, respect, and acceptance.”
In a statement to our news desk, region manager for North and East Syria and Vice President of the Syriac Cross Organization Malek Hanna said that the Windows Project aims to enhance social cohesion and community resilience in the Gozarto (Jazira) Region and will be a cooperation between the Syriac Cross Organization for Relief and Development and the USAID-funded Essential Services office.
Malek Hanna added that the recently approved project will start in August and end in October of this year. It will include activities for capacity building, dialogue, and communication skills, as well as 4 dialogue sessions on and between the different religions in the Gozarto Region.
Implementation of the Windows-project is scheduled in four regions in the Gozarto: Hasakah city, Beth Zalin (Qamishli), Qabre Hewore (al-Qahtaniyah), and Dayrik (al-Malikiyah).
“In a later stage, a dialogue forum will be held to discuss the outcomes of the several individual dialogue sessions,” Hanna added. He indicating that the project team will later distribute a booklet on religious and national holidays of the various peoples of the Gozarto Region. Hanna declared that 5 to 10 articles on community cohesion and resilience will be published on the official page of the Syriac Cross Organization, in addition to 5 short documentaries on the concepts of community resilience and social cohesion.
Important cooperation between @USAID and Syriac Cross in NE Syria.
مشروع نوافذ لتعزيز المرونة المجتمعية في منطقة الجزيرة
لمنظمة الصليب السرياني للإغاثة والتنمية
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— Syriac Cross Organization (@CrossSyriac) July 28, 2021