Syrian Refugee Children in Iraqi Kurdistan Need a Kindergarten Teacher
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Six years since the outbreak of war in Syria, over five million Syrians have fled to other countries as refugees from the violence.
Two years ago, an escalation in the conflict drove over 10,000 refugees to an Iraqi camp in Iraqi Kurdistan—over half of them children. Unable to return home, these 10,000 refugees now call this settlement their permanent home. While international aid organizations are taking care of the basic needs of the residents, one need is not being met: education for the young children living at Camp Kawergosk.
Being a refugee shouldn’t strip you of your right to a quality education. That’s why GreaterGood.org is partnering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Joint Crisis Coordination Center to hire a full time Kindergarten teacher for the children of Camp Kawergosk.
If we reach our goal of $54,000, we can ensure a teacher works for three years at the camp. Please click here to donate.
by Jim Kober, June 1, 2017