“Building Bridges” group learns about loving their neighbors by visiting a local mosque, meeting with local Syrian families, and learning about trauma informed care.

In October 2018 Bridge Builders Network facilitated a Building Bridges group visit to the Kurdish Islamic Center in El Cajon. The group was warmly welcomed by Imam Amir and those attending the Friday Arabic service. The mosque also provides services in Kurdish. Imam Amir told us that he wants to some day merge the services in to one language, English.

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The group met with Syrian refugee families for a picnic at a local park.

The group met with Syrian refugee families for a picnic at a local park.

This small group met to plan out a trauma informed program to help Syrian men find employment to match their skills, past experience, and to consider new possibilities. Dealing with the high cost of living for refugee families living in San Diego County is a major challenge.

This small group met to plan out a trauma informed program to help Syrian men find employment to match their skills, past experience, and to consider new possibilities. Dealing with the high cost of living for refugee families living in San Diego County is a major challenge.

We hosted a month long soccer camp in July for Syrian refugee teens. Most of these boys have been in the USA for less than two years. They are facing many challenges in adjusting to a new language and very different culture,  Check out this short video that one of our church sponsors made that highlights why it was important for these kids.