CYRIC President A. David Lewis was invited to sit down and discuss Haawiyat with Rachel Moulden of The Pit Media about the history of the project, its progress, and its expanding goals.
Over at Forbes.com, Rob Salkowitz, (author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) kindly put his focus on Haawiyat with the article “Comics Project Aims To Offer Hope To Syrian Refugee Kids.”
The stories in the comic were created in conjunction with mental health professionals and onsite experts, according to CYRIC. “Haawiyat consists of timeless Syrian folklore adapted into comics form and cultivated for its potential healing content,” said Project Leader A. David Lewis. “These tales, in standard Arabic for readers ages 6-12 or with supervision, are intended to deliver some measure of solace or narrative stability in their current situations.”
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