Announcing the Winners of our Refugee Art Contest!
The moment you’ve been waiting for is here. The winner of our #RefugeesShareHope art contest is Abdul Kafi Wasfi Al-Hosni, a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon. Pictured above, Al-Hosni’s work responded to Anera’s call for artists to submit poems, photography, paintings or drawings that represent how they are giving back to their communities.
The contest launched on World Refugee Day as part of GivingTuesday’s #RefugeesGive campaign and was open to anyone aged 18 and 30 who identifies as a refugee in Palestine, Lebanon or Jordan. We allowed submissions in the form of poetry, photography, painting or drawing.
Today, GivingTuesday, you have a special opportunity to give back to communities like Al-Hosni’s in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. Right now, you can join our Visionaries by becoming a monthly donor and your first six donations will be DOUBLED by a generous matching donor.
Keep reading to see the second and third place winners and honorable mention entries.
Abdul Kafi Wasfi Al-Hosni
Abdul, 27, is a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon. “I like to draw in my spare time. My dreams are very big and I hope to achieve them.”
Hala Talei Youssef
Hala, 22, is a Palestinian refugee living in Rashidieh Refugee Camp in Lebanon. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management and hopes to pursue an advanced degree. “I’ve done a lot of volunteer work in my camp. I picked up the art of hand embroidery in 2018 and I’ve been devoted to it ever since. My dream is to one day exhibit my embroidery art.”
Nadia Abu Qassem
Nadia, 26, is a Palestinian refugee living in Beddawi Refugee Camp, in Tripoli, Lebanon. “I love nature and poetry.”
Anera is working with families in Jerash Palestinian refugee camp to provide a sustainable source of food security amid high prices and food scarcity.
Happy Olive Oil Day! Olive oil production and olive trees are such a special part of Palestinian heritage. Our team member Sulieman explains more.
In celebration of Za’atar Day on Sept. 23, we asked our friend Chef Fadi Kattan to tell us about the many different ways za’atar can be enjoyed. A staple in Palestinian kitchens, Chef tells us some of the ways he…