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/
Letters of Love's #PenPalProject is here!
In collaboration with Clap Global, an ed-company that leverages foreign travelers 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 in Syria, under siege in Gaza or those seeking refuge in Turkey. 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.
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 in Syria and those under siege in Gaza, 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!" <br><br> Eagerly awaiting more of her insights and what the Syrian Armenian children have written in their Letters of Love ❤️
Implementation Partner #1
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.