As Malala Yousafzai recently said, “We must not forget that 57 million children are out of school. We must speak up for peace and development in Nigeria, Syria and Somalia… let us help them through our voice, action and charity. Let us help them to read books and go to school.”
2 million people are now displaced refugees of Syria. 1 million of them are children.
These children have lost the home they’ve known, often, their families, and the opportunity to grow and prosper as they struggle to grasp what has just happened to them.
Many organizations in neighboring countries such as UNHCR, UNICEF, Save the Children, the World Food Programme and others are working to provide them with essential shelter, food, and the chance to continue their education. But the resources needed for this work are severely lacking.
A World At School has developed a plan to provide Education without Borders so that the Syrian refugee children in Lebanon can go to school within a few weeks. But they need your help to make this a reality.
Here are a few ways you can help do this:
1) Sign the petition we will deliver to world leaders on September 23rd asking them to fund education for Syrian refugees.
2) Tweet for good – every time this tweet is shared, $1 will be donated to humanitarian aid – at no cost to you:
3) Donate to efforts on the ground to establish schools, provide books, and other humanitarian aid. Just $34 USD can provide a ‘back to school kit’ so a child can continue their education and $72 can provide food for a family for an entire month. Check out ways to donate here.
If you can’t donate at this time I hope you will still lend your voice to this important cause with a signature and a tweet.
(Content courtesy of A World At School.)