Orphans of Freedom - Syria

Table of Contents 1. Background and Statement of Need ........................................................................................................................ 1 1.1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Implementation....................................................................................................................................................... 1

Transparency and Accountability ............................................................................................................................. 2 Measures of Success....................................................................................................................................................... 3 Proposed Budget.............................................................................................................................................................. 3 Mechanism for Delivery of Funds ............................................................................................................................. 3

Attachment 1: List of Children in Daeel, Daraa ......................................................................................................... A-1

List of Figures Figure 1: Implementation Methodology – “Orphans of Freedom” .......................................................................... 2 Figure 2: Planned Activities and Anticipated Benefits ............................................................................................... 2 Figure 3: Allocation of Funds Received ............................................................................................................................. 3 Figure 4: Donation Collection Process .............................................................................................................................. 4 Figure 5: Sending Donations to the LCC .......................................................................................................................... 4

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1. Background and Statement of Need In March 2011, and fueled in part by the Arab Spring, the Syrian Revolution began. The Local Coordination Committees in Syria (LCC) was formed to align the activities of activists and other prodemocracy Syrians in each of the country’s 14 governorates. As the Syrian Revolution has continued, and as the Assad regime’s response has escalated, the LCC has become known worldwide as the voice of the people in Syria through its work in organizing civil disobedience, ensuring wide dissemination of news, documenting human rights violations, and distributing much-needed relief across the country. Today, the LCC plays an important role in documenting needs across Syria. We are instrumental in developing networks of activists who can, despite the inherent dangers, deliver relief supplies to those most in need. Current LCC humanitarian relief efforts include:    Distributing food baskets Obtaining and distributing medical supplies and equipment Supporting disaster-stricken families

An area of particularly critical need is that of Syrian orphans – children whose parents were killed by regime authorities and who are living in a state of trauma. Many are destitute; some have been adopted by families that have been equally devastated; and still others are left to their own devices. Supporting these orphans is critical in order to prevent long-term psychological issues, child prostitution, or other forms of child abuse. Of particular note is the fact that many Syrian orphans have not been able to attend school for several months now, due to the prevalence of snipers, tanks, and troops in residential areas. To date, we have gathered data on orphans and children of prisoners in multiple Syrian governorates. 1.1. Implementation The LCC proposes to support orphans in Syria by continuing its “Orphans of Freedom” campaign, which is being widely disseminated to Syrian communities both in Syria and abroad. By using a flexible strategy, the LCC believes that we can positively impact a maximum number of Syrian children. We propose to implement this project throughout Syria. To date, the LCC has conducted extensive needs assessments in Daraa, Hama, Idlib, Damascus, and the Damascus Suburbs (Rif Dimashq). From our experience in these Syrian Governorates, we will apply any lessons learned to the project and work in the remaining areas of Syria. To ensure care planning, implementation, and follow-up, the LCC has developed the methodology, depicted in Figure 1, to guide our efforts in the “Orphans of Freedom” project.

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Figure 1: Implementation Methodology – “Orphans of Freedom”

The LCC would undertake these activities by leveraging our internal network of activists who are able to travel in Syria and who can conduct site visits to ensure that funds and other donations are handdelivered to those most in need.. In addition, our traveling teams can develop key success factors for the overall project and will maintain regular communications with the LCC organization to provide status updates and communicate about any issues. Thus far, the LCC has identified 23 children in Daeel, Daraa as candidates for the “Orphans of Freedom” project. For additional information, including key statistics, please see Attachment 1 at the end of this proposal. Using the donated funds in Daeel, Daraa, we intend to undertake the activities outlined in Figure 2, and expect the benefits as described in the figure. Figure 2: Planned Activities and Anticipated Benefits Planned Activities
Life-sustaining support (e.g. food, shelter, clothing) Art projects (e.g., drawing, coloring, sewing, crafts)

Anticipated Benefits
 Provides needed relief  Protects children  Occupies children with fun yet therapeutic activities  Enables traumatized children to express themselves rather than internalizing their pain  Affords the opportunity to maintain a semblance of normal life  Ensures that education continues despite current hardships

Educational projects (basic instruction, math, science, language arts, composition)

2.

Transparency and Accountability

The LCC commits to using all funding received for this project solely for the purpose of developing, maintaining, and improving the “Orphans of Freedom” project. We will provide regular, detailed reports indicating how and where funds have been distributed, as well as the number of orphans supported.

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3. Measures of Success While it is clearly impossible to conduct real, objective surveys on the ground in Syria, the LCC expects to measure the success of the “Orphans of Freedom” project by assessing if, for example:    Children begin to resume normal activities. Mothers report fewer instances of acting out. Mothers report fewer nightmares and other manifestations of trauma.

4. Proposed Budget To effectively develop and begin the “Orphans of Syria” project, the LCC anticipates needing an initial budget of $20,000 per major city. We will solicit additional funds from private individuals and other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as well. 5. Mechanism for Delivery of Funds The LCC currently has two mechanisms for funds transfers: our NGO in Paris, France; and our NGO in Washington, D.C. area, USA. Brief descriptions of each are as follows:  l’Association de Soutien au Peuple Syrien (ASPS): Registered NGO in Paris, France. ASPS was created in November 2011 specifically to ensure a reliable, secure, and legal means of delivering financial aid to the Syrian people. Foundation to Restore Equality and Education in Syria (FREE-Syria): Registered NGO in McLean, Virginia, in the United States. FREE-Syria was created in April 2012 as a 501(c)3 corporation to develop and manage immediate relief projects, as well as mid- and long-term capacity-building and sustainability programs.

The following figures describe the process of receiving and transmitting funds to Syria. Figure 3 depicts how the LCC uses funds collected by ASPS and FREE-Syria. Figure 4 depicts the donation collection process, and Figure 5 depicts the donation transmission process. Figure 3: Allocation of Funds Received

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Figure 4: Donation Collection Process

Figure 5: Sending Donations to the LCC

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Attachment 1: List of Children in Daeel, Daraa The following tables provide details about the children we have identified as part of the “Orphans of Freedom” project. No.
1 2

Father’s Name
Yasser Khalef Ghathwan Aasami Jamal Ismil Farhan Qatir

Mother's Name
Mariam Fawzeh

Mother’s DOB
1966 1975

Date of Martyrdom
4/8/2011 23/4/2011

Marital Status
Married Married

Children's Names & DOB
Ahmed: 1996; Abed Rahman: 1997 Firas: 2001; Mariam: 2000 Nour: 1997; Ghufran: 1998 Mohammed: 2000; Islam: 2003 Khaled: 2006; Ismil: 2007 Hala: 2001; Marah: 2003 Iman: 2004; Mohammed: 2006 Mariam: 2009; Radwan: 2012 Sara: 2006; Rimas: 2008 Huda: 2001 Taqa: 2004; Safa: 2006 Marwa: 2008 Mahmoud: 2002; Mohammed: 2004 Tetseheem: 2005; Fajjer: 2008 Amer: 2008; Shrooq: 2010 Khadija: 2003; Humam: 2005; Rafif: 2009 Duha: 1990; Safa: 2001; Marwa: 2001 Zahra: 2006; Batool: 2008; Sara: 2010 Janat: 2012 Reem: 2009; Abdallah: 2010; Aseel: 2012 Ali: 2005; Mohammed: 2006 Ghaseen: 2009; Muntasir Ballah: 2012 Laith 2003--Rataj 2005--Tah 2007-Mohammed 2011 Amar: 1996; Asra: 2001; Mohammed: 2004 Abhed Raheem: 2006 Adam: 2012 Batool: 2006; Hawra: 2009

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Radwan Ibrahim Jameel Shahdat Muhammed Mahmoud Yousef Jamoos Jihad Ismail Jamoos Issa Mahmoud Sayeh Nasser Mallek Mohammed Abed Majeed Abu Zayed Ahmed Mohammed Younes Jamoos Firzat Alyan Qalah Jamoos Yasser Ali Yousef Qatlish Marwan Atta Shahada Zaher Mahmoud Qassem Hariri Kammel Ahmed Assami Mihdi Moustafa Hariri

Mariam

1979

29/4/2011

Married

4 5 6

Sara Safaye Aesheh

1977 1972 1966

29/4/2011 5/8/2011 5/8/2011

Married Married Married

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Zahra Zahra Sahlieh Aqeeleh Asya Amneh Ayesha Nadyeh

1978 1971 1985 1980 1981 1974 1984 1976

15/5/2011 27/5/2011 27/5/2011 24/1/2012 30/1/2012 2/3/2012 2/10/2012 2/10/2012

Married Married Married Married Married Married Married Married

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No.
15 16 17

Father’s Name
Muhajjer Ghazi Sulieman Abu Zayed Nizar Yousef Abed Qadder Kankari Moussa Ahmed Falah Qaleh Jamoos Ayman Abed Salam Yakkar Nizar Ezz Dean Nasir Shahadat Rami Sulieman Iqbal Ayesh Qassem Talib Qatlish Firyal Khaled Sulieman Ghabaiti Faddel Qassem Mohammed Aasmi

Mother's Name
Kamiliya Subhieh Fatima

Mother’s DOB
1988 1984 1960

Date of Martyrdom
16/3/2012 18/3/2012 5/4/2012

Marital Status
Married Married Married

Children's Names & DOB
Ghazi: 2010; Noor: 2011 Anwar: 2011 Hussen: 2011; Salwa: 2012 Nour: 1996; Waad: 1998 Abdallah: 2001; Yasheer: 2003 Yousef: 2008 (handicapped) Duha: 2007; Ayman: 2009 Saif Dean: 2011 Rawan: 2005 Mohammed Homam: 2007 Sulma: 2009 Bayan: 1995 Walid Khaled Hariri: 1999 Ghuna: 2010; Aseel: 2011

18 19 20 21 22 23

Hanan Sultaneh Jamalt Amaneh Subhieh Badryeh

1985 1979 1984 1939 1968 1965

16/5/2012 6/29/2012 12/21/2011 7/18/2012 7/18/2012

Married Married Married Married Married Married

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