Ahmad’s* family fled their home in Syria before he was born, when neighbouring towns started being bombed.
They arrived in the south-east of Turkey in 2013, and it was in these challenging circumstances of social, economic and emotional hardship that Ahmad was born.
As Ahmad grew older his mother noticed that he was not as active as other children. He had difficulty making friends. The family did not have the resources to properly support Ahmad, they struggled to find a caretaker and create a safe and suitable home environment for him.
Ahmad’s mother heard from her neighbours about the Psychosocial Support for Children programme in their area. She registered Ahmad and though attending the programme was the first time Ahmad left home, he adapted quickly. He interacted, shared and showed daily improvements with other children and PSS trainers.
Now 8-years-old, Ahmad is excited about all his new friends and looks forward to the fun he has with them and the PSS trainers.