Turtle House Art/Play Centre is a Special Arts Program

for Children and Parents Coming from Regions of Conflict

Syrian Refugee Pilot Project

Art work by a Syrian refugee child 

In March 2016 Turtle House Art/Play Centre provided 3 sessions of art activities - Clay Making, Painting and Singing Arabic Songs to Syrian families who were Government Assisted Refugees from a hotel downtown in Toronto. A total of 111 people participated in the program.  This included both parents, a few grandparents, and 71 children: infants, pre-school, school age, youth and young adults.  Their length of time in Canada varied from 2 days to 2 months.

 

These are some of their art work.

 

" I phoned my relatives in Jordan, and told them about this program, we are very happy.a



Parent from the Syrian Refugee Pilot Project

“Children were ready from early morning, and they were very excited; they told everyone at school and their hotel about the activities.a



Parent from the Syrian Refugee Pilot Project