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You're invited to a fundraising dinner in support of the Al Salam School:
Try a rich sample of authentic Syrian dishes, and learn about how they're made, their significance in the region's cultural heritage, where to find the ingredients, and ask questions from the chef, Honada, who will be on hand to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the wonderful world of Syrian cuisine.
We're also pleased to present a short live performance of the Syrian oud, a traditional musical instrument.
Don't miss out! Seats are limited.
Join us on the evening of Saturday February 23rd, at our venue just off Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver. Seating at 18:00. Vegetarian meal option available.
Meaning “school of peace”, Al Salam School delivers free education to over 1,880 Syrian refugee children and is the flagship project of the Syrian Kids Foundation. In 2012, a group of Canadian volunteers founded the school in Reyhanli, Turkey, about one mile away from Turkey’s busiest border crossing with Syria. On the first day the volunteers expected 300 students. However the demand was incredible: 1,000 children were lined up at the doors. The volunteers accepted them all and redoubled their efforts to accommodate the expanding needs of the Syrian refugee population by building a second floor, hiring more Syrian refugee teachers (to a current total of 60), and running classes in five shifts from 7am to 6pm, 6 days per week for 1,880 students in grades 1-12. There are 1,000 children on the waiting list.