When its back-to-school time, many families in the U.S. are excitedly preparing their children to start another school year. However, it is not that simple for orphaned, displaced, refugee and needy children in the Middle East and Africa. The beginning of the school-year creates many challenges for families due to poverty and isolation. For many years, Life has addressed such issues by providing support where it is needed the most. You can help to make a difference in a child’s life by providing him/her with school uniforms, shoes, socks, underwear and backpacks filled with stationary, pens, pencils and crayons.
Life also works to rebuild and establish schools, while distributing books, educational materials, equipment, and uniforms for students and teachers in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Gaza, Ghana, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Syria, the U.S. and West Bank. The establishment of educational institutions in developing countries gives hope for a future that otherwise may not have been possible. The numbers of children who can benefit from safe, child-friendly spaces to learn, play and grow are many. Life also constructs schools in Iraq and in several African countries, as well as provides books and educational materials to teachers and students in Native American and non-profit schools and colleges throughout the U.S.
When it comes to higher education, Life has greatly contributed to a group of projects that support university education in Syria at the University of Aleppo. This support has helped students thrive not only in their educational lives, but in their personal lives as well, by allowing them more opportunities when it comes to jobs and life after receiving a college education