Children deserve a childhood. They deserve to feel safe, play, learn, grow and connect.
When we heal the children of the world, we heal the future.
Change the life of a child, change the future of our one world.
Many have never had the opportunity to attend school due to war in their home country. Finally able to start life again, their families are without resources and they are often forced to work in the streets. An entire generation is growing up traumatized and without education. We see the children as our future. By providing education, we not only change their lives, and improve the society of the host countries they are now living in, we also create a better world for all of us by enabling them to grow into knowledgeable and healed adults who can contribute to the world and rebuild their home nations.
Originally a shelter created by a refugee, Al-Nokhba was transformed into a school when the founder realized that the majority of the children did not have access to education. Hoping that someday this generation will return and rebuild their home country, former Syrian teachers stepped up to the plate and began teaching the children. They now have almost 400 students, 28 teachers, 5 administrators, a doctor, dentist and child therapist on location. All are Syrian refugees working to create a better future for these children, their host country, Syria and the world. The school is secular, has Arabic, English and Turkish lessons, a holistic curriculum, and teaches the values of inclusion and world peace. With only a tiny stipend from the Turkish government, the school relies on donations to continue providing an education and safe haven for refugee children.
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