A Christian Non-Profit Providing Disaster Relief Around The World For Weary Bodies And Thirsty Souls
There is a big problem affecting Syrian refugee children, and that is access to education. The UN estimates that barely half of all refugee kids are in primary schools, and less than 25% of teenagers attend middle/high schools.
Why don't they go to school? The parents can't afford it. Even though the UN often funds public schools in host countries, the families can't afford the additional costs of daily transportation (busses aren't free here) or books, school supplies and uniforms.
We know kids that didn't go to school for almost 5 years but wished they could. They want to learn, and escape the drudgery of refugee life spent waiting for the war in Syria to end. But their parent's won't send them when it is a choice between school or enough food for their family to survive.
We help Syrian refugee children go to school by covering the monthly costs of transportation and the upfront costs of supplies. We provide tutoring for students to help them succeed even when they've fallen behind by several years. We involve all children in regular outreach where they learn about Jesus and hear the Gospel.
We aren't able to do it alone though. We are thankful to God for the many people that committed to sponsor these children last year, and we are hopeful for 2017-2018 more sponsors will commit.
A sponsor is asked to pray regularly for the child.
To commit to provide $70 a month for regular transportation costs
To write a letter to the child once a semester (the child writes back too).
If you want to help by sponsoring a child for $70 a month this can enable one more child to enter this program, go to school, and hear the Gospel.
We are an all-volunteer relief group helping refugees because we believe this is what God wants us to do. All donations for projects like this go 100% to help the refugees who need it most and not towards our own organization's administrative costs or covering a staff payroll.
We are a registered 501c3. You can find us on GuideStar as well to validate our status.