It’s almost back-to-school time, and no doubt that many families in the U.S. are excitedly preparing their children to start another school year. It’s not that simple for orphaned, displaced, refugee and needy children in the Middle East and Africa. This time of year creates serious challenges for many families due to poverty and isolation. For many years, LIFE has addressed these obstacles by providing support where it was needed most. This year, you can make a difference by helping us to provide needy children with school uniforms, shoes, socks, underwear and backpacks filled with stationary, pens, pencils and crayons.
The establishment of educational institutions in developing countries such as Iraq and Africa gives hope for a future that otherwise may not have been possible. The numbers of children who benefit from safe, child-friendly spaces to learn, play and grow are many. Life works to rebuild and establish schools while also distributing books, educational materials and equipment, and uniforms for students and teachers in many countries. Life constructs schools in Iraq and in several African countries and provides books and educational materials to teachers and students in Native American and non-profit schools and colleges in several states in the US and other countries.