In pictures: "The White Helmets" educate Syrian children

Children’s learn how to protect themselves in case of air strike during a war safety awareness class
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A member of the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, teaches schoolchildren how to protect themselves in case of an air strike during a war safety awareness campaign conducted by the group in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, teaches schoolchildren how to protect themselves in case of an air strike during a war safety awareness campaign conducted by the group in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Schoolchildren attend a war safety awareness class as part of a campaign conducted by the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, takes a selfie with schoolchildren at the end of a war safety awareness class as part of a campaign conducted by the group in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, teaches schoolchildren how to protect themselves in case of an air strike during a war safety awareness campaign conducted by the group in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Schoolchildren learn how to protect themselves in case of a bombardment during a war safety awareness class as part of a campaign conducted by the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Schoolchildren learn how to protect themselves in case of a bombardment during a war safety awareness class as part of a campaign conducted by the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Schoolchildren learn how to protect themselves in case of a bombardment during a war safety awareness class as part of a campaign conducted by the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Schoolchildren learn how to protect themselves in case of a bombardment during a war safety awareness class as part of a campaign conducted by the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of the Syrian civil defence, known as The White Helmets, teaches schoolchildren how to protect themselves in case of an air strike during a war safety awareness campaign conducted by the group in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)