After the "Ice bucket challenge" spread the world over, several Aleppo activists launched their own "dirt challenge," in solidarity with those whose homes were demolished over their heads by explosive barrels thrown by the Syrian regime aircraft, over the city for months now.
The idea is for the challenge participant to pour a bucket full of dirt on top of their head, says activist Ahmed Brahimi to Rozana. He personally accepted this challenge to support education for children and donate to Syrian children.
The activist indicates that the water bucket is a missing entity in Aleppo these days, as a result of the daily shelling that led to extensive damage to the water networks in neighborhoods controlled by the opposition. Hence it was replaced with a dirt bucket dirt—appropriate, especially that many of the buildings were demolished and the rubble has fallen over the heads of their inhabitants.
Activist Ibrahim al-Khatib says that Aleppo activists, in their bid to conserve scarce water, replaced it with dust challenging one another to support anyone who needs help.