Bringing Hope to Children

We aspire to bring hope and empowerment to children impacted by traumatic events and toxic stress, through our innovative media projects.


An entertaining and hope-filled children’s adventure series, comprising 9 episodes, designed to raise awareness about mental health. Our aim is to educate children and help them develop coping skills for dealing with symptoms of PTSD, toxic stress, depression and anxiety. This series and resources provide caregivers practitioners with psychosocial support tools, as they reach out to children under their care.

Clinical Approach

The therapy modality adopted in this series, includes principles and practices from evidence-based therapies such as the children’s version of Narrative Exposure Therapy (KidNET) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and it draws from family systems and pain management theories. These therapy modalities have been proven to be effective in decreasing the intensity of symptoms of PTSD and toxic stress in children.

Languages and Adaptation

Currently the Amal Animation Series ‘The Map, the Compass and the Anchor’ is in Arabic and English. The accompanying resources are in Arabic and English.
Creating the series in other languages is in the pipeline, as we believe that the universal themes of this story make it relevant and meaningful to children anywhere.

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A Qualitative Analysis of the Relevance and Impact of Amal Episode 1 & 2 and Book 1: Perceptions of Refugee Children and their Caregivers in Iraq and Egypt.


use Amal?

The Amal Animation Series is designed to help children identify with the main character Saleem, his experience, and the people around him. Through the series children going through similar circumstances learn that they are not alone, and that healing is possible.
With help, they can learn new skills to cope with the impact of traumatic events and move towards recovery. Saleem’s story is a window into the lives of millions of children around the world, with therapeutic themes that are universal and helpful to children going through similar events.


use Amal?

This series may be used in individual or group sessions. Whether the caregiver is already implementing a psychosocial support program, or starting with this animation series, Amal is a great resource for opening conversations and practicing techniques and exercises, using the story of Saleem and his friends as an example.
Each of the 9 episodes has a caregiver’s guide detailing the therapeutic theme of the episode, in addition to extra support literature and 5 live action videos made for children, with detailed instructions to complement the techniques highlighted in the series.


use Amal?

The Amal Animation Series may be beneficial to various types of entities and organizations who offer care for children, such as schools, children’s centers, after school programs, faith-based organizations, NGO’s and government programs. The series is suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 14.

The Amal Animation Series brings hope to traumatized children under your care.