Saturday, March 13, 2021

Mohamad Al Jounde - Photo

Mohamad Al Jounde grew up in Syria and fled for Lebanon, where he built a school in a refugee camp in Bekaa Valley, Al Marj, in 2014. To grow the school’s efforts, he then founded Gharsah Sweden, a non-profit organization run by Älmhult members and teachers and organizers in Lebanon.

Photograph: Mohamad Al Jounde

A natural storyteller and filmmaker, Mohamad helps  children to heal, learn, and play with games and photography, bringing their stories to the forefront. Drawing on his training and on his own experiences, Mohamad encourages them to express themselves and to process their trauma through visual art. He is the winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017 and hopes to build a future Syria based on the values of equality and justice.

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