The Artist Mission is creating an Art Program and a Documentary Series
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patrons

The Artist Mission is an Art Program. The program includes a Documentary Series which provide Smart Aid and Art Therapy Workshops to Refugee Children who have been traumatized by Wars and conflicts around the World.

Lebanon Medical Mission:

Who am I? What is Patreon? and Why am I on it? 


Thank you so much for checking out my Patreon Page!

When you see me, you might think I'm an ordinary guy living in America. But in fact, I'm from The Oldest City in the WORLD! Damascus, Syria. My name is Saher Elk, I like to go by (SHAMI). I’m a Filmmaker, Community Manager and an Activist based in Los Angeles.

As you might know, many people who lived abroad are devastated by what’s happening in Syria and many parts of the world. My immediate family has been greatly affected. Some were killed and many others, including friends and relatives have been injured, displaced, arrested and even tortured. Since the war started seven years ago, over 600,000 Syrians have been killed.

Why?

When I went to Istanbul in 2015, I witnessed firsthand what the refugee crisis looked like. Imagine hundreds of refugee children and families on the streets begging and asking for help. Many children were collecting empty bottles just to make enough money to survive. And that is when reality hit me. Many times I felt overwhelmed and powerless, but after seeing all the struggles refugees have been through and after seeing so much hate in the world towards them, I decided to do something right here in Los Angeles. I decided to create this platform and a community that will help and inspire to make a world of peace and love.

The Artist Mission:

I set up an art program called "The Artist Mission", which provides Smart Aid (long term, green aid) and Art Therapy workshops for refugee children who recently were able to resettle in Southern California with their families. For many of them, it has been a very difficult journey and PTSD has become a very real and widespread affliction.  
With the help of friends and through social media, We collected over 30 boxes of clothing and basic necessities for refugees, which was documented in a video below on my YouTube Channel. By donating clothes, it saves our environment since clothes are considered to be the 2nd reason for pollution after fossil fuel. 


In a collaboration with World Relief, Syrian Eyes and The Artist Mission, we were able to set-up art classes over 40 refugee children from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. It took those children a few years to be able to resettle here in the Greater LA area and get accustomed to a completely new language and culture. One of those children was Abdul, a 10 year old boy who lost both of his legs after a bombing in Afghanistan and witnessed the death of his brother in front of his eyes.

Abdul's story is one in a million. Actually: over 68.5 million. That’s the number of global refugees according to The United Nations. More than 11 million of them are from Syria alone, while more than half of them are women and children. The United Nations estimates the average stay in a refugee camp is 18 years. They claim the Syrian refugee crisis to be the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. 

The aim of The Artist Mission is to create a safe ways for children to express their anger and distress through art. Painting, photography, dancing and music. Many studies over the years have proven art to play a very big role in therapy.

Why Patreon? 

I understand that everyone is busy with their own lives and many of us don’t even know what to do. Therefore, I felt the need to create an easy way where people can get involved. I chose Patreon to create an "ongoing campaign" to help thousands of innocent children who have been traumatized by this brutal war. I strongly believe that we as human beings, we need to stand with the refugees, especially refugee children. Because they are the future of our world and will be the future of whichever country they settle in.


Over 1 million refugee children are not going to school this year. If we don't take care of that number now, we are going to have a new generation of traumatized children who may take dangerous and violent paths to release that trauma.  

Currently, young refugees do not have options but to:
1. Join the Army.
2. Join ISIS.
3. Make Art. 

The third option is where I come in, because I believe that creating art is an antidote to war. My ultimate dream is to build an art therapy center where all displaced children can go to create art and prepare them to go back to school.

Although I love being here in my second home Los Angeles to work on sets and meet a lot of Hollywood celebrities, But I really dream of going back to Syria to help my people. But unfortunately, I can't because I’ll be forced to join the military as soon as I arrive. I refuse to do so because I am an activist who  believes in peace. After Syria, my next mission will be in Lebanon, where the numbers of refugees are increasing by the day. Many of them are stuck in Lebanon because several Europe countries have closed their borders to stop refugees from fleeing. 

- To help us continue our mission and spread the message of peace and love by joining this movement and sharing this video with your friends and family.

There’s a saying in Arabic which says: الدال على الخير كفاعله –
which means “The person who guides you towards doing good, is just like the person who is doing the good".

I have some amazing rewards for you guys! and If you have any other ideas or questions please feel free to let me know in the comment section below.

Thank you so much for watching and I look forward to hearing from you!

Peace,
Salam

*Notes:
. You can cancel at anytime. However, a minimum of two months membership is required to receive a reward.
. You are guaranteed to receive your rewards at one of our events within a year from the time you sign up.

Tiers
Social Media Shout-Out.
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU HABIBI!!
  • Access to my Patreon only feeds.
  • Shoutouts, adds and answers to your questions via social media.  
  • Welcome to The Artist Mission Community!! Be Proud!!! Because you're making the world better and more peaceful!!! :)

Donated:
  • Art supplies kit to a little SUPERHERO to draw his/her dreams.

شكراً يا صديقي!! شكراً يا حبيبي
  • السماح بالدخول على صفحة البتريون
  • صيحات و إجابات على أسئلتكم عبر شبكات التواصل الاجتماعية
  • أهلاً بك في مجتمع " مهمة الفنان"!! !!كن فخوراً!! فأنت تجعل العالم أفضل و أكثر سلاماً

:المتبرع به
  • عدة أدوات فنية لبطل أو بطلة من أبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم
The Logo.
$5 or more per month
THANK YOU SO MUCH MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU HABIBI!!
  • All previous rewards.
  • The Artist Mission signed poster or a print of a drawing made by one of our artist volunteers or little superheroes.
  • Open to any of your suggestions or requests. 

Donated:
  • 5 Art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.

شكراً كثير يا صديقي!! شكراً يا حبيبي
  •  كل الجوائز المذكورة أعلاه
  • نسخة موقعة أو طبعة لرسمة مصنوعة من أحد الفنانين المتطوعين أو أحد أبطالنا الصغار الخارقين
  • استقبال مفتوح لكل الاقتراحات والطلبات

:المتبرَّع به
٥ عدات أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم
Gift Card.
$10 or more per month
THANK YOU VERY MUCH MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU HABIBI!!
Donated:

شكراً جزيلاً يا حبيبي!! و يا صديقي

:المتبرَّع به
١٠عدات أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم 
  • All the above.
  • Your name written in Arabic or a drawing on post cards made by one of our artist volunteers and little superheroes. 
  • 10 Art supplies kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه.
  • أسمك مكتوب باللغة العربية أو رسمة على كرت معايدة مصنوع من قبل أحد الفنانين المتطوعين و أحد أبطالنا الصغارالخارقين.
T- Shirt Speaks.
$50 or more per month
YOU ARE GREAT MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU SO MUCH HABIBI!!
Donated:

!!أنت عظيم يا صديقي!! شكراً يا حبيبي 

:المتبرَّع به
٥٠عدة أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم 
  • All the above. 
  • T- shirt made with your name in Arabic or a drawing printed on it, made by one of our artist volunteers and little superheroes.
  • Q&A YouTube videos.
  • 50 art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه.
  • تيشرت وأسمك مكتوب عليه بالعربي أو رسمة أو لوحة  مصنوعة من أحد الفنانين المتطوعين أو أحد أبطالنا الصغار الخارقين.
  •  يوتوب فيديو للإجابة على أسئلتكم.
I Speak.
$100 or more per month
YOU'RE AWESOME MY FRIEND!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH HABIBI!! 
  • All the above.
  • Attend monthly online Arabic language and culture group lessons. 
  • Attend a private monthly video meeting, where we all can hangout to start a proactive conversation to find solutions for the refugees crisis. 

Donated:
  • 100 art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.
  • Additional hours to ensure medical، cultural and social communication.

أنت مذهل يا صديقي!! شكراً جزيلاً يا حبيبي
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه 
  • دروس شهرية جماعية في اللفة و الثقافات العربية على الانترنت
  •   انضم إلى اجتماع شهري خاص بفيديو على الانترنت للأجابة عن أسئلتكم و للبدء بمحادثات فعالة لإيجاد حلول لأزمات اللاجئين

:المتبرع به
  • ١٠٠عدة أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم
  •  ساعات أكثر لتأمين التواصل الطبي والثقافي والاجتماعي
Act Art.
$250 or more per month
YOU'RE AMAZING MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU SO MUCH HABIBI!!

  • All the above.
  • Personal THANK YOU video.
  • Associate Producer Credit: Help Create Guided  Documentary Video Vlogs Series on YouTube to share the journey with others, give updates about the mission, tips and tricks on how to get more involved in creating solutions for refugees for a healthy and peaceful loving world.
  • Invites to exclusive photos and video screening from the trip. 

Donated:
  • 250 art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.
  • Smart Aid (long term green aid) and basic life necessities such as seeds, cell phones, clothing...etc.     

أنت مذهل يا صديقي!! شكراً جزيلاً يا حبيبي
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه 
  •  فيديو لتشكرك شخصياً
  • مساعد منتج: ساهم في تأليف و إخراج فيديو هادف و ممتع في سلسة مدونة على اليوتوب  لمشاركة الرحلة معكم و آخر الأخبار عن المهمة و إيجاد طرق ووسائل للمساعدة في إيجاد حلول لأزمة اللاجئين و للعيش في حياة صحية وعالم ملؤه الحب والحرية والسلام 
  • دعوات حصرية لعرض صور و فيديوهات من الرحلة 

:المتبرع به
  • ٥٠٠عدة أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم
  • مساعدة ذكية (مساعدة خضراء طويلة الأمد) وأدوات مهمة  للحياة مثل الهواتف المحمولة أوملابس....الخ 

Make Art.
$500 or more per month
YOU ARE THE BEST MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH HABIBI!!

Donated:

أنت الأفضل يا صديقي!! شكراً جزيلاً يا حبيبي

:المتبرع به
  • All the above.
  • An art piece made by one of our artist volunteers and little superheroes.
  • Sponsorship: Create a video promotion for your organization, company, brand or services which are very valuable to the community and the planet. 
  • Executive producer credit. 
  •  Any suggestions or ideas will be highly considered.
  • 500 art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams with them.
  • Music instruments, sining equipments, photography cameras or any other art tools that will help our little superheroes to create safe ways to express their feelings and release the war trauma. 
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه. 
  • قطعة أو لوحة فنية مصنوعة من قبل أحد االفنانين المتطوعين أو أحد أبطالنا الصغارالخارقين.
  • كفالة: تأليف فيديو ترويجي لمنتجك، شركتك، مؤسستك أو خدماتك القيمة للمجتمع وكوكب الأرض.
  • ذكر أسمك ضمن لائحة المنتجين المنفذين
  • كل الاقتراحات و الأفكار ستؤخذ بجدية في عين الاعتبار. 
  •  ٥٠٠عدة أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم. 
  •  آلات موسيقية أو آلات للغناء أو كاميرات تصوير أو أي أدوات فنية ممكن أن تساعد أبطالنا الصغار الخارقين في اختراع طرق أمنة للتعبيرعن مشاعرهم و لتخفيف صدمة الحرب. 
Goals
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The amount raised will be spent to pay for creating the Documentary Video Series and continue the mission. For example: food, legal fees, transportation, art supplies, filming gears and other related expenses.


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The Artist Mission is an Art Program. The program includes a Documentary Series which provide Smart Aid and Art Therapy Workshops to Refugee Children who have been traumatized by Wars and conflicts around the World.

Lebanon Medical Mission:

Who am I? What is Patreon? and Why am I on it? 


Thank you so much for checking out my Patreon Page!

When you see me, you might think I'm an ordinary guy living in America. But in fact, I'm from The Oldest City in the WORLD! Damascus, Syria. My name is Saher Elk, I like to go by (SHAMI). I’m a Filmmaker, Community Manager and an Activist based in Los Angeles.

As you might know, many people who lived abroad are devastated by what’s happening in Syria and many parts of the world. My immediate family has been greatly affected. Some were killed and many others, including friends and relatives have been injured, displaced, arrested and even tortured. Since the war started seven years ago, over 600,000 Syrians have been killed.

Why?

When I went to Istanbul in 2015, I witnessed firsthand what the refugee crisis looked like. Imagine hundreds of refugee children and families on the streets begging and asking for help. Many children were collecting empty bottles just to make enough money to survive. And that is when reality hit me. Many times I felt overwhelmed and powerless, but after seeing all the struggles refugees have been through and after seeing so much hate in the world towards them, I decided to do something right here in Los Angeles. I decided to create this platform and a community that will help and inspire to make a world of peace and love.

The Artist Mission:

I set up an art program called "The Artist Mission", which provides Smart Aid (long term, green aid) and Art Therapy workshops for refugee children who recently were able to resettle in Southern California with their families. For many of them, it has been a very difficult journey and PTSD has become a very real and widespread affliction.  
With the help of friends and through social media, We collected over 30 boxes of clothing and basic necessities for refugees, which was documented in a video below on my YouTube Channel. By donating clothes, it saves our environment since clothes are considered to be the 2nd reason for pollution after fossil fuel. 


In a collaboration with World Relief, Syrian Eyes and The Artist Mission, we were able to set-up art classes over 40 refugee children from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. It took those children a few years to be able to resettle here in the Greater LA area and get accustomed to a completely new language and culture. One of those children was Abdul, a 10 year old boy who lost both of his legs after a bombing in Afghanistan and witnessed the death of his brother in front of his eyes.

Abdul's story is one in a million. Actually: over 68.5 million. That’s the number of global refugees according to The United Nations. More than 11 million of them are from Syria alone, while more than half of them are women and children. The United Nations estimates the average stay in a refugee camp is 18 years. They claim the Syrian refugee crisis to be the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. 

The aim of The Artist Mission is to create a safe ways for children to express their anger and distress through art. Painting, photography, dancing and music. Many studies over the years have proven art to play a very big role in therapy.

Why Patreon? 

I understand that everyone is busy with their own lives and many of us don’t even know what to do. Therefore, I felt the need to create an easy way where people can get involved. I chose Patreon to create an "ongoing campaign" to help thousands of innocent children who have been traumatized by this brutal war. I strongly believe that we as human beings, we need to stand with the refugees, especially refugee children. Because they are the future of our world and will be the future of whichever country they settle in.


Over 1 million refugee children are not going to school this year. If we don't take care of that number now, we are going to have a new generation of traumatized children who may take dangerous and violent paths to release that trauma.  

Currently, young refugees do not have options but to:
1. Join the Army.
2. Join ISIS.
3. Make Art. 

The third option is where I come in, because I believe that creating art is an antidote to war. My ultimate dream is to build an art therapy center where all displaced children can go to create art and prepare them to go back to school.

Although I love being here in my second home Los Angeles to work on sets and meet a lot of Hollywood celebrities, But I really dream of going back to Syria to help my people. But unfortunately, I can't because I’ll be forced to join the military as soon as I arrive. I refuse to do so because I am an activist who  believes in peace. After Syria, my next mission will be in Lebanon, where the numbers of refugees are increasing by the day. Many of them are stuck in Lebanon because several Europe countries have closed their borders to stop refugees from fleeing. 

- To help us continue our mission and spread the message of peace and love by joining this movement and sharing this video with your friends and family.

There’s a saying in Arabic which says: الدال على الخير كفاعله –
which means “The person who guides you towards doing good, is just like the person who is doing the good".

I have some amazing rewards for you guys! and If you have any other ideas or questions please feel free to let me know in the comment section below.

Thank you so much for watching and I look forward to hearing from you!

Peace,
Salam

*Notes:
. You can cancel at anytime. However, a minimum of two months membership is required to receive a reward.
. You are guaranteed to receive your rewards at one of our events within a year from the time you sign up.

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Tiers
Social Media Shout-Out.
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU HABIBI!!
  • Access to my Patreon only feeds.
  • Shoutouts, adds and answers to your questions via social media.  
  • Welcome to The Artist Mission Community!! Be Proud!!! Because you're making the world better and more peaceful!!! :)

Donated:
  • Art supplies kit to a little SUPERHERO to draw his/her dreams.

شكراً يا صديقي!! شكراً يا حبيبي
  • السماح بالدخول على صفحة البتريون
  • صيحات و إجابات على أسئلتكم عبر شبكات التواصل الاجتماعية
  • أهلاً بك في مجتمع " مهمة الفنان"!! !!كن فخوراً!! فأنت تجعل العالم أفضل و أكثر سلاماً

:المتبرع به
  • عدة أدوات فنية لبطل أو بطلة من أبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم
The Logo.
$5 or more per month
THANK YOU SO MUCH MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU HABIBI!!
  • All previous rewards.
  • The Artist Mission signed poster or a print of a drawing made by one of our artist volunteers or little superheroes.
  • Open to any of your suggestions or requests. 

Donated:
  • 5 Art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.

شكراً كثير يا صديقي!! شكراً يا حبيبي
  •  كل الجوائز المذكورة أعلاه
  • نسخة موقعة أو طبعة لرسمة مصنوعة من أحد الفنانين المتطوعين أو أحد أبطالنا الصغار الخارقين
  • استقبال مفتوح لكل الاقتراحات والطلبات

:المتبرَّع به
٥ عدات أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم
Gift Card.
$10 or more per month
THANK YOU VERY MUCH MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU HABIBI!!
Donated:

شكراً جزيلاً يا حبيبي!! و يا صديقي

:المتبرَّع به
١٠عدات أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم 
  • All the above.
  • Your name written in Arabic or a drawing on post cards made by one of our artist volunteers and little superheroes. 
  • 10 Art supplies kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه.
  • أسمك مكتوب باللغة العربية أو رسمة على كرت معايدة مصنوع من قبل أحد الفنانين المتطوعين و أحد أبطالنا الصغارالخارقين.
T- Shirt Speaks.
$50 or more per month
YOU ARE GREAT MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU SO MUCH HABIBI!!
Donated:

!!أنت عظيم يا صديقي!! شكراً يا حبيبي 

:المتبرَّع به
٥٠عدة أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم 
  • All the above. 
  • T- shirt made with your name in Arabic or a drawing printed on it, made by one of our artist volunteers and little superheroes.
  • Q&A YouTube videos.
  • 50 art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه.
  • تيشرت وأسمك مكتوب عليه بالعربي أو رسمة أو لوحة  مصنوعة من أحد الفنانين المتطوعين أو أحد أبطالنا الصغار الخارقين.
  •  يوتوب فيديو للإجابة على أسئلتكم.
I Speak.
$100 or more per month
YOU'RE AWESOME MY FRIEND!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH HABIBI!! 
  • All the above.
  • Attend monthly online Arabic language and culture group lessons. 
  • Attend a private monthly video meeting, where we all can hangout to start a proactive conversation to find solutions for the refugees crisis. 

Donated:
  • 100 art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.
  • Additional hours to ensure medical، cultural and social communication.

أنت مذهل يا صديقي!! شكراً جزيلاً يا حبيبي
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه 
  • دروس شهرية جماعية في اللفة و الثقافات العربية على الانترنت
  •   انضم إلى اجتماع شهري خاص بفيديو على الانترنت للأجابة عن أسئلتكم و للبدء بمحادثات فعالة لإيجاد حلول لأزمات اللاجئين

:المتبرع به
  • ١٠٠عدة أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم
  •  ساعات أكثر لتأمين التواصل الطبي والثقافي والاجتماعي
Act Art.
$250 or more per month
YOU'RE AMAZING MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU SO MUCH HABIBI!!

  • All the above.
  • Personal THANK YOU video.
  • Associate Producer Credit: Help Create Guided  Documentary Video Vlogs Series on YouTube to share the journey with others, give updates about the mission, tips and tricks on how to get more involved in creating solutions for refugees for a healthy and peaceful loving world.
  • Invites to exclusive photos and video screening from the trip. 

Donated:
  • 250 art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams.
  • Smart Aid (long term green aid) and basic life necessities such as seeds, cell phones, clothing...etc.     

أنت مذهل يا صديقي!! شكراً جزيلاً يا حبيبي
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه 
  •  فيديو لتشكرك شخصياً
  • مساعد منتج: ساهم في تأليف و إخراج فيديو هادف و ممتع في سلسة مدونة على اليوتوب  لمشاركة الرحلة معكم و آخر الأخبار عن المهمة و إيجاد طرق ووسائل للمساعدة في إيجاد حلول لأزمة اللاجئين و للعيش في حياة صحية وعالم ملؤه الحب والحرية والسلام 
  • دعوات حصرية لعرض صور و فيديوهات من الرحلة 

:المتبرع به
  • ٥٠٠عدة أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم
  • مساعدة ذكية (مساعدة خضراء طويلة الأمد) وأدوات مهمة  للحياة مثل الهواتف المحمولة أوملابس....الخ 

Make Art.
$500 or more per month
YOU ARE THE BEST MY FRIEND!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH HABIBI!!

Donated:

أنت الأفضل يا صديقي!! شكراً جزيلاً يا حبيبي

:المتبرع به
  • All the above.
  • An art piece made by one of our artist volunteers and little superheroes.
  • Sponsorship: Create a video promotion for your organization, company, brand or services which are very valuable to the community and the planet. 
  • Executive producer credit. 
  •  Any suggestions or ideas will be highly considered.
  • 500 art kits to our little superheroes to draw their dreams with them.
  • Music instruments, sining equipments, photography cameras or any other art tools that will help our little superheroes to create safe ways to express their feelings and release the war trauma. 
  • كل الجوا ئز المذكورة أعلاه. 
  • قطعة أو لوحة فنية مصنوعة من قبل أحد االفنانين المتطوعين أو أحد أبطالنا الصغارالخارقين.
  • كفالة: تأليف فيديو ترويجي لمنتجك، شركتك، مؤسستك أو خدماتك القيمة للمجتمع وكوكب الأرض.
  • ذكر أسمك ضمن لائحة المنتجين المنفذين
  • كل الاقتراحات و الأفكار ستؤخذ بجدية في عين الاعتبار. 
  •  ٥٠٠عدة أدوات فنية لأبطالنا الصغار الخارقين ليرسموا بها أحلامهم. 
  •  آلات موسيقية أو آلات للغناء أو كاميرات تصوير أو أي أدوات فنية ممكن أن تساعد أبطالنا الصغار الخارقين في اختراع طرق أمنة للتعبيرعن مشاعرهم و لتخفيف صدمة الحرب.