Homs is a Syrian city located at 100 km from Damas, nicknamed "the capital of the Revolution" because it is one of the cities where started the Arab spring which lead to the syrian Civil War.

From 2011, Homs was struck by numerous attacks confronting the syrian arab army and terrorists. Entire areas are destroyed, buildings collapse, many people flee the city.

In May 2017, Homs was taken over by the syrian arab army and since many inhabitants returned to brighten this ghost town. Restoring a new city and allowing people to come back and blossom is essential.


Antoine, volunteer

 This site was significant for three reasons. The daycare center is at 50 meters from the house, and it is important to help people in the neighborhood, for they are actually the ones who welcome us and they are as much in need as others. Also, offering a clean daycare center to the children we cross in the streets is very concrete, and we can see the fruit of our work.



 Bishop Jihad Nassif, the Maronite episcopal vicar of Homs, wants to rebuild the stones, but especially men.

Allow people to work, children to go to school, economy to start again. Many things are to be done and to his request SOS Chrétiens d’Orient committed itself in many projects in order to allow people to believe in a possible future in Homs. One of the first projects is to renovate the daycare center of Saint-Maroun Church in the al-Hamidiyah District. 

Full of goodwill, the Homs volunteers have mobilized to start this work. Upon their arrival, the repairs to be made have been evaluated: preparing plaster for holes, preparing paint for walls and ceiling, protecting the new barrier, cleaning the fans... without waiting for them to start work.

In a very short time, they have rebuilt a daycare for the Christian children of Homs. Henceforth, the smell of paint invades the daycare center, animated by laughter and volunteers’ songs.

Soon, the laughter of children, future of Syria, will resonate in this bright white room. With a donation of 36 dollars, you will permit a parish to renovate a daycare center so that syrian children can play and thrive in peace.




Volunteering is a commitment for a defined period. The volunteer is committed to a mission to serve others. To volunteer at SOS Chrétiens d’Orient you must:

- be older than 18 years old

- stay for a minimum for 1 month

- being in good physical shape

- have parental agreement for a possible departure

"I ask you to be revolutionary. Have the courage to go to counter-current. And also have the courage to be happy!" Pope Francis, July 28, speech to the volunteers of the WYD, Rio de Janeiro.

"I ask you to be revolutionaries. Have the courage to go against the grain. And have the courage to be happy!"

Pope Francis,

July 28, speech to WYD volunteers, Rio de Janeiro.