Thousands of people have been displaced from Syria and as a result many families are now starting to send their kids to school in unfamiliar countries. Obviously it is great news to hear that these children will still be getting the education they deserve, a group of school children in Canada wanted to make it just a little bit better. A group of school children decided to take part in what they called “A+ Project” to help collect donations for Syrian refugee students in their area and the results were pretty amazing.
The group of students managed to raise over $7000 in just one week by doing small chores and simple fundraisers. All of the money raised is going to go to buying backpacks, school supplies, and other important items for the new students. In addition to raising the money, A+ Project has also received thousands of dollars’ worth of school supplies to provide to the children. After the collection and fund raising had completed the students gathered together to stuff backpacks in preparation for giving them to the students in need.
This is a heartwarming story of students rallying together to help and support other students, regardless of the situation. Many of the students have no idea why the Syrian refugee students were becoming their classmates, they were just eager to help and try to make their lives a little better. School officials were happy to report that the project was a huge success and that plenty of school supplies had been donated. They are hopeful that the Syrian students will quickly and easily become a part of the school community and it will be an exciting opportunity for these students to learn a little bit about another part of the world.
All around the world Syrian families are being relocated and as a result thousands of kids are being put into strange and new schools. This is just one example of the local students stepping up to do their part, and it is far from unique. Dozens of schools and school districts have started similar campaigns to help these new students become a part of their new communities and it really shows just how much support there is for the refugees. Take a look in your area and see if there’s any kind of refugee support charity setup, odds are you’ll be able to be a part of it in your area.