Your donation will help in three ways:
- Young refugees will attend classes several times a week, giving them structure, purpose and routine
- They’ll learn a vital life skill which will equip refugees for the future they deserve
- Every student will receive a Scripture booklet so they can practice reading, and discover Jesus’ love
We are aiming to raise enough funds to teach 6,000 young refugees to read by 2021 and provide each of them with God’s word. Your support can change the lives of young people like Akram*.
Akram grew up in Syria. His happy childhood was shattered by war. His brother was killed, his dad died, and his mum ‘disappeared’ after being accused of spying. Aged eight, Akram ended up in a refugee camp in Lebanon.
That was the moment Akram’s life went on hold. He’s been in a refugee camp for four years, ever since. Akram said, “I don’t do anything in the day. Nothing. I don’t have friends. I would like to visit my mum. I would tell her, ‘I miss you’.”
But Akram has not lost hope. He said, “My life would be better if I could read and write.” He dreams of being a doctor one day, and knows education is his ticket to something better.
*name changed to protect his identity