Step (UK) Ltd

Building resilience for Syrian Refugee children

We will provide early childhood development and educational activities for refugee children in Iraq, which will also include psychosocial activities to help children process trauma, grief and loss. This will build resilience, develop skills and improve mental health of the children.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1125183)

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Championed by Human Rights Fund


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)




Refugee children in Iraq face the impact of long term displacement, conflict, loss of loved ones, trauma, fear, loss of education and hope, which can result in long term mental health issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has further deepened vulnerabilities. The current economic crisis exacerbates the stress on families, as many struggle to provide for their families, which can result in child protection issues, such as exploitation, child marriage, child labour, abuse and neglect.


Through a safe child friendly space, help children and their families overcome traumatizing experiences and distress, provide child protection services, support the development and learning of children and to facilitate education for children. The project is complementary to the public schooling programme and is designed as a careful and holistic approach to the needs of children in a protracted emergency situation.