On April 12, the representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), accompanied by the second secretary of the Russian Embassy in Syria, I. A. Bokov, visited the Al-Amal (“Hope”) School in Damascus for children with disabilities, reports the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. Currently, 165 children with disabilities study at the school, with over 80 of them unable to move on their own.
Father Arseny and Mr. Bokov delivered 142 packages with diapers (1846 pieces in all) to the school, which were purchased with the personal funds of the Canadian benefactor of Russian background, Mr. Alexis Fiset.
The Director of the Al-Amal School, Mr. Mosab al-Kanj warmly thanked them for the aid and said that this supply of diapers would last for about 15-20 days.