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Tuyoor Al Amal: Eid Al Adah celebrations for Syrian & Palestinian refugee children

All over the world little children will be celebrating Eid, with new clothes, shoes, fragrance.  Parents and family members will be giving them gifts, children will be playing with balloons, eating sweets and visiting loved ones.  

All the Syrian children at Tuyoor Al Amal schools in Lebabon have fled conflict, many have lost the parents and relatives who would normally treat them with kindness, spend the day on the children.  They are in school with Palestinian children who have grown up only knowing the life of a refugee.

How to Be Happy: A Surprising Lesson on Happiness From an African Tribe

There was an anthropologist who had been studying the habits and culture of a remote African tribe.

He had been working in the village for quite some time and the day before he was to return home, he put together a gift basket filled with delicious fruits from around the region and wrapped it in a ribbon. He placed the basket under a tree and then he gathered up the children in the village.

The man drew a line in the dirt, looked at the children, and said, “When I tell you to start, run to the tree and whoever gets there first will win the basket of the fruit.”

When he told them to run, they all took each other’s hands and ran together to the tree. Then they sat together around the basket and enjoyed their treat as a group.

The anthropologist was shocked. He asked why they would all go together when one of them could have won all the fruits for themselves?

A young girl looked up at him and said, “How can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?

Let your children know when they are celebrating Eid this year, that you wanted to share their happiness with other children around the world.

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