BENEFITING: UNICEF USA
"It Takes a Village" - Hillary Clinton wrote in her book advocating for a society that meets every child's needs.
Looking at the current events in Syria one can argue that it actually takes the World and not just a village.
There are over one million children displaced due to the civil war in Syria. One million children who are living in refugee camps in neighboring countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. One million children who would have no access to basic needs and education if it wasn't for organizations like UNICEF.
Education means a lot to these displaced children - they can grow up with a chance to lead successful and productive lives. Education means they are less likely to be mislead by Islamic extremists in this region. Education means they can finally fulfill the dream (A World at School) for which Malala Yousafzai, a teenage girl from Pakistan took a bullet in her head from the Taliban.
While we cannot have any influence on the geo political situation or make sacrifices like Malala Yousafzai, each one of us can still make a difference by contributing whatever we can - no amount is too little or too big. And each one of us can make an even bigger difference by encouraging friends, family and colleagues to contribute.
The future generations of these refugees will thank us just like my family has always thanked in our hearts the many unknown people who helped my grandparents and parents when they were refugees after the partition of India in 1947. We realize every day our story was not possible without their generous contributions back then.
Thanks for anything you can do to help this worthy cause.