On a Mission to Learn: My Trip to a Syrian IDP Camp (Part 2)
Part 2 // "Let the Hard Fun Begin" Issue Brief Series by Abdulrahman Idlbi: "Day 1 - Welcome to Qah Refugee Camp! January 5, 2013 afternoon was the time to cross the border back to Qah camp. I had my laptop, camera, two Scratch Sensor Boards, and a MakeyMakey. I wasn’t sure yet what activities I’d do with the kids or what materials to use, so I decided on my way to buy some paper, pencils and coloring pens. Holding a Syrian passport, it was easy to cross the border. I took a cab to Qah camp, and as I arrived I headed directly to the same tent I visited earlier. The kids were a bit surprised to see me again. It was usual to see strangers everyday visiting the camp, taking pictures, promising aid, then leaving, but they’d rarely come back. Refugees considered them somehow as tourists. They ran to their dad, Ahmad, telling him I was back."