Since 2015, over 25,000 Syrian refugees have found new homes in communities across Canada, including here, on PEI. Canadians have mobilized to make them welcome-knitting toques, donating furniture, and helping to settle the families in their communities. It’s been a huge undertaking, to say the least. There is still more work to be done as the refugees settle into new homes, learn a new language, find jobs and start school, including some here at Stonepark.
In 2016, author Margriet Ruurs discovered an artist on Facebook who makes pictures out of stones. Nizar Ali Badr lives in Syria. After months of effort Margriet was able to reach him through a translator. It was then that she proposed that she write a text to accompany his images. The result is Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey.
You can help by raising money for resettlement agencies across Canada by purchasing a copy of the book, Stepping Stones, by clicking the link below. For each copy you sell we will send $10 to donate to your local resettlement agency.