Giving hope and creating opportunities for children, to becoming what they can and want to be, with power of education, is the World Top 20 Project’s global summit. However, millions of children are fleeing their home country because they have suffered (or feared) persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, or political opinion; because they are a members of a persecuted social category of persons.
The Syria Crisis is just the tip of the iceberg. Refugee children make-up over 13 million of children forced out of school on the planet. The latest statistics from UNICEF is 2.6 million Syrian children are no longer in school and 2 million are living as refugees in neighboring countries or on the run in search of safety, helping to fuel a global migrant crisis. Syria is now the world’s biggest producer of both internally displaced people and refugees.
Help is Needed and Many Nations are Answering the Call
Neighboring countries (Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq) are helping, but their educational resources are limited. This is where global help is needed; and where global support is needed to accept the challenge.
European nations led by Germany and Sweden are answering the call, and accepting Syrian children and their need for education. Other European nations have also pledged their support – Hungary, Denmark, France and the United Kingdom. Joined by other global partners from Australia, South America, and North America.
It Won’t Be Easy
The nation’s that have agreed to help now face the real challenges of integrating these students and family into a new language, culture and most importantly, social services from many have been traumatized by war and other harsh experiences.
Another challenge will be finding teachers and class space for the new students. Which must be considered, in regards to their nation’s citizen’s best interest.
The best solution will be setting-up Refugee Schools and working within the new refugee community social support centers to help make the transition.
Join the World Top 20 Network
Volunteers from Universities, Football Clubs, and Civic Organizations are needed to help provide school supplies, tutoring, and mentoring to the students and family members, at refugee schools and community social support centers.
Our organization will connect you with local NGOs working with refugee schools and community social service centers, whose nations are participating in this global challenge.
For more information on how you can join the cause, please click here