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One Refugee School
The Syrian refugee crisis presents critical needs including Syrian parents’ great desire for their children to receive an education.Become An Advocate
As the war in Syria continues, the needs of Syrian refugees become more urgent. Most Syrian refugee children have never been to school. Families know that without an education their children will not have a future. This project enables the work of multiple centers providing an education for more than 300 Syrian children and meeting physical and spiritual needs of refugee families. This project creates opportunities to share the love of Christ daily, in a sustained way while reaching whole families with the gospel.
Students benefit from seasonal clothes as they are growing and do not have enough. Families benefit from food aid and/or winter aid when extra blankets and heat are needed. Syrian students and their families are offered health screenings and help in covering the cost of medications, as well as dental and optometry aid.
Volunteers can help train teachers and help with medical screening. There is also a great need for counselors for children and their families. Most of these children are suffering from degrees of PTSD and need to talk to a native-Arabic speaker trained in these issues. There is little space for kids to run and play outside so field trips or sports equipment would be great. Technology is also a great addition to education whenever funds are available. OneLife advocates can provide school supplies, materials, meals, building rent and utilities, transportation, and salaries for teachers and bus drivers.
This project protects childhood, fights against ignorance and provides children with basic life skills which will be needed not only for their futures, but in order to rebuild Syria. The education approach helps meet the physical and the spiritual needs of whole Syrian refugee families during an unprecedented window of opportunity of spiritual openness.
Syria and neighboring countries have a rich culture and long history. The Syrian people are Muslim, practicing Islamic beliefs, customs and traditions.
The summer climate is dry and hot, averaging 90 degrees F during the day. Winters are cold. The terrain is hilly. In addition to large UN refugee camps, the refugees are living in various places throughout cities and towns. Volunteers working with this project may walk over 1-1.5 miles per day and will be standing a majority of the day.
You can make a difference in the lives of Syrian refugee children and their families.
- $26 provides food for one student for one month
- $29 provides utilities for 5 schools for one day
- $32 provides curriculum/supplies for one student for one year
- $100 runs one school for one day
- $262 provides salary for one teacher for one month
- $35,000 runs one school for one year
- Pray for openness in the hearts of children and their parents as they are hearing the gospel for the first time.
- Pray that the joy of learning will overcome the trauma these children have experienced.
- Pray for those providing aid and those daily bringing true hope in Christ.
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