World Vision Ireland and Fighting Words Empower Children in Azraq Camp, Jordan

Children vote for the main characters in their stories

Children vote for the main characters in their stories

Fighting Words and World Vision Ireland, deliver impactful creative writing workshops to over 100 children in Azraq Refugee-Camp, Jordan.

Fighting Words, a non-profit creative writing organisation aiming to empower children and adults with limited opportunities to discover and harness their creative writing skills, travelled with World Vision Ireland in March to bring their powerful creative writing workshops to the children of Azraq Camp. Azraq Camp is a refugee camp located in north-central Jordan for over 40,000 Syrian refugees, 60% of whom are children.

Over the course of a week, Fighting Words volunteers taught teachers techniques to encourage and enable children to write and tell their own stories. So too did they run six fun and impactful workshops with over 100 children aged six to eight in World Vision’s Early Childhood Development Centre.

The children created a spectacular collection of stories with beautiful illustrations, telling stories about ‘Lion the King’, ‘Elephant and the Tree’ and so much more!

The teachers were thrilled with the workshops and said: “It was really great fun! The children enjoyed it so much that they asked if they could do it again.”

Here are pictures of the training and workshops in Azraq Camp:

Children vote for the main characters in their stories.

Children vote for the main characters in their stories.

Fighting Words volunteers and World Vision staff train teachers in Azraq camp.
Fighting Words volunteers and World Vision staff train teachers in Azraq camp.

Fighting Words volunteers and World Vision staff train teachers in Azraq camp.

The final product: six stories written and illustrated by the children during the six workshops.
The final product: six stories written and illustrated by the children during the six workshops.

The final product: six stories written and illustrated by the children during the six workshops.