We are excited to share with you that Letters of Love is now an official member of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Network !
We'd like to acknowledge our incredible team of 25 led by our Founder, Pooja Pradeep, across 7 timezones and 11 countries with an average age of 22. Congratulations one and all for all the heart, brain and time you've invested into this global change movement :) Much love & gratitude <3
Do you know what's more precious than gifting a trauma-stricken child a handwritten colourful postcard on New Year's ?! A #friend to cherish for a lifetime :)
Letters of Love's #PenPalProject is here :D <3 In collaboration with Clap Global, an ed-company that leverages foreign travellers in local classrooms, we shall be taking Sensitisation Sessions in select schools in Mumbai, India, and will be mapping each student with a child entrapped by war #inSyria, under siege #inGaza or those seeking refuge #inTurkey .
In a nutshell, each student is mapped to a specific child. Letters of Love from the students will be distributed to their pen pals on New Year's. Our Implementation Partners or Clap Travellers in the region will be facilitating a session and shall encourage the children to write back to their Pen Pals in Mumbai. The Letters of Love will be sent back to their respective pen pals :)
Here's to fostering unimaginable friendships <3
WE HAVE WONDERFUL NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU :)
Letters of Love hits a new milestone with mobilising resources and networks to deliver your tokens of hope to a handful of children entrapped by war #inSyria and those under siege #inGaza, this New Year.
Letters of Love is partnering with Azaad Pakistan & Human Relief Foundation to make a difference to the fastest growing Rohingya refugee crisis and spread joy to the 340,000 refugee children in Bangladesh and those arriving, fleeing from the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, as you read this.
A joint statement issued by the UNHCR stated that after violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh in less than five weeks. Tens of thousands of refugees have arrived since, fleeing discrimination, violence and persecution, as well as isolation and fear. The speed and scale of the influx made it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency.
Having resettled Syrian refugee children in Armenia write to their contemporaries who are still refugees is an important connection worth exploring according to Houry Pilibbossian, Executive Director of YMCA - Syrian Armenians . She says, " Letters of Love's sensitisation session is a great opportunity for the Syrian Armenian children to appreciate what they have and not take anything for granted and of course, empathize with the Syrian refugee children!"
Eagerly awaiting more of her insights and what the Syrian Armenian children have written in their Letters of Love ❤️
Implementation partner #2
Project Amal ou Salam, meaning Project Hope and Peace, is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering Syria’s children to rebuild their country and work for peace. This is done through day camps with Syrian children, material donations (such as coloring books, games, and sports equipment), holiday events, and monetary support of schools both inside and out of Syria.
Letters of Love is partnering with them for the 2nd year to deliver New Year Postcards to the hundreds of children they tend to.
Implementation partner #2 , for the 3rd year in a row :)
💕 Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants 💕 SGDD - ASAM ASAM is a non-profit humanitarian, non-governmental organization concerned with refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons regardless of race, religion, nationality or political conviction, and it is also to defend the human rights of migrants in Turkey.
We celebrate Sneya Newalkar, a passionate teacher at Dubai Scholars Private School, for adopting our critical thinking and empathy inspiring sensitisation module in her classroom and helping them create Letters of Love for their Syrian friends.
The messages written by these tiny tots are nothing short of inspiring!
Excited and grateful to share the update that we are now an official member of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency 's #WithRefugee #Coalition
We're now alongside 200 other diverse organisations doing remarkable work to support refugees around the world. We need your support now more than ever :)
Join us by signing the petition here : http://www.unhcr.org/withrefugees/petition/