Welwyn Garden City to hold Syria-themed event after volunteering stint

PUBLISHED: 19:00 23 September 2018

Sylwia meeting some of the children during her trip. Picture: Sylwia Machej.

Sylwia meeting some of the children during her trip. Picture: Sylwia Machej.


A Welwyn Garden City woman who volunteered for three weeks in Syria is holding an event to showcase how it went.

Sylwia Machej supported school projects, taught English and visited cancer patients during her visits to Damascus, Homs and Saidnaya.

The 44-year-old came back with a fresh perspective, hailing the “amazing” Syrians who she said are full of hope and are determined to rebuild their country.

She said: “I was in Syria and I now I would love to share with you how it went.

“It is also a moment to say thank you to everyone who made this trip possible.

“Do feel free to come along and discover the life now of our friends in this amazing country.”

Sylwia works as a technician at WGC’s Focolare Centre for Unity, and it is through that organisation that the trip arose.

The free event will be between 8pm and 9.30pm on Friday, October 5, at the Focolare Centre in Parkway.

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