Most of the time my blogs are all emotions and what it's like to live between really crazy places. But this time, I just wanted to announce that September is Education Month!
We're taking the month to honor our kids and be a voice for them. They grew up in either active conflict or sexual abuse but because of the generosity of our donors, we've been able to get a lot of them in our schools. Nearly 1,000 to be precise! So this month we're dedicating all of our funds raised to them and then some. We're aiming to raise $10,000 this month to go towards our schools.
Here's the fabo low-down on it:
Justice Rising currently provides education to 700 primary school students living in conflict or post conflict zones, as well as partners with 40 primary school students living in a high sex-trafficking areas.
This September, we’re excited to announce that we have just opened our newest Recuperation School in Congo! This school will provide schooling for over 50 youth who, because of war and abductions, have missed out on their education.
So here’s what we’re doing…. We are dedicating this month to one of the greatest tools to bring peace, empower dreams and to protect children: EDUCATION.
We have seen first-hand the impact that education is having on the kids already in our program. Not only can it give them the tools to build a better future for their nation, it has the power to protect children from such traumas as rape, child soldiering and early child marriages. After seeing the impact that education is having on the lives of our kids, we are more motivated than ever to act. Our long-term vision is to expand, build, reach out and grow! To start that, we are going to focus on our current group of kids.
This September, our goal is to raise $10,000USD to go towards our Justice Rising students.
Considering the impact of education, the costs are surprisingly low:
- $50 for basic primary school for one child for an entire year
- $100 for our youth in specialized Recuperation School for an academic year
If you’re interested in joining us to stand with a child in war zones donate online and spread the word how YOU are making a change.
Stay connected with us on Social Media! All month we’ll be featuring our schools, our kids and the power that education has on a generation so click on the links to find us on Facebook and Instagram, and use the hashtags #justicerisingschools and #studentsnotsoldiers