Syria - Justice Rising
BRIGHT is a fundraising initiative raising support specifically for education programs. We want to provide a bright future for the children under our care, and within the regions and communities in which our agents around the world are working. By making a donation to Justice Rising in Syria, you’re not only giving the gift of education, you’re providing the opportunity for a brighter future.
This year, we are excited to be working alongside Justice Rising in Aleppo where we have partnered with a local school. The school had a longstanding history of excellence, but since the war they were forced to close their doors for two years as insurgents took over their facility. When they returned, they had a lot of work to do to rebuild and have been struggling ever since to feel solid on their feet again. With the downturn in the economy since the war, parents were struggling to enroll their children in school and if they did manage to get them registered, families were often unable to pay basic school fees or buy books, uniforms, or other necessities for their child’s education.
Education is a lifeline for children and one the current generation could miss out on. Before the war, enrollment rates in Syria were nearly 100%, now however, Syria has one of the lowest enrollment rates in the world.
By focusing on education for children living in conflict, we’re able to address the needs of kids who have lost one or both parents due to the crisis, as well as to work to see students supported for the future. By educating children in war we’re able to create a normalcy inside the classroom that, over time, can reduce lasting trauma in children. We’re also able to teach values that combat extremism and fight terrorism and address the mounting crisis of early child marriage and in turn prevent young girls from becoming child mothers.
The issue of addressing the orphan crisis is not a binary one. It’s multifaceted and we must look five, ten, or twenty years down the road, all the while focusing on the immediate urgent need for quality education.
Going forward, we are partnering with the school in Aleppo to support orphans and students in a time of need. It costs $170 CAD per student for a year of education and our goal is to support all 900 of them.
Goal Amount $15,000.00
Goal End Date 2019-02-01
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