Let's help SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN regain a little JOY in their lives by buying the A-Z of Hope Book full of activities to raise funds for the HEART SCHOOL PROJECT at one of the 11 refugee camps in Iraq and Turkey housing thousands of children who had to flee from their homes.
Little Mohammed, who fled from his country with his three siblings and his family, was one of the first children to benefit from the HEART SCHOOL PROJECT, a brainchild of Kaniwar, a determined volunteer, in collaboration with a very dedicated Julie Pratten and a lot of wonderful people who believe in giving these children a safe place to learn and play. The school opened on 30th October 2015 with 40 hopeful smiling children crammed into a mobile unit in a refugee camp in Iraq. They had very few effective resources but were taught by Jihan, a very resourceful volunteer English teacher who wrote: "You have truly given these kids a ray of hope and brought smiles & laughter, song & dance and joy to their lives."
The school is trying to raise funds to buy a desktop PC and a year's Internet time for the classroom as well as basic necessities like paper, crayons, paints, etc.. Some publishing companies have meanwhile donated course books and some very talented young refugees like 17 year old Ibrahim are sketching cards to sell so as to help raise money for the school themselves.
If you'd like to buy the book, donate goods or funds, please order it on http://heartelt.org
or message her on her FB page https://www.facebook.com/Heart-ELT-981452645229258
If you are interested in reading the story in more detail see this article:
University of Brighton lecturer helps set up Syrian refugee school
Unfortunately little Mohammed is now the Guardian Angel of the Heart School since on 19th February he, his three siblings and his parents drowned tragically when their boat sank in the Aegean.
These children have already lost friends, siblings and parents – let’s join together and help give them a ray of hope…
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My name is Susan Brodar, born in London into a multilingual family and brought up bilingual English / Italian.