Hope for the Holidays: Yazidi Education
Posted December 15, 2018
This Christmas season, we invite you to partner with us on a big project in the Middle East, a region we know you have compassion for. Just like your past gifts to Global Hope Network, your support for this project will directly offer help and hope to villagers who need it most.
The Yazidi people have become refugees in their own homeland of Iraq. In the past five years, many Yazidis have been tortured, abused, robbed, and even killed by extremist groups. They have had to flee their homes and set up camps in more secure areas of Iraq and surrounding countries.
At the camp where GHNI serves Yazidi refugees, there is no school. The closest school for refugees is too far for the children at this camp to travel each day.
For the Yazidi families we have relationships with, many of their children have been out of school for four full years. The learning gap is growing wider each day, and the children's futures could be gravely affected.
You are invited to be part of the solution! Global Hope Network plans to help the Yazidis fundraise for a van so that they can transport their children to school. During the school day, the children's parents can also use the van as a taxi service to generate much-needed income.
By attending school and receiving help with supply costs, these children will have hope for their futures and be able to follow their dreams of meaningful jobs and impact on society. This help and hope will transform the lives of Yazidi refugees working to find solutions to their extreme poverty.
How You Can Help
Provides school supplies for 1 child in the Yazidi Village
Provides a box of relief supplies for 1 Yazidi family
Supports overall costs to purchase the school vans