Hope for Displaced Children:
Violence. Conflict. War.
Children shouldn't have to pay for the decisions that grown-ups have made. Yet that’s exactly what’s happening in places like Syria.
It’s not only difficult to be a child in Syria, but it is also dangerous. Because of ongoing violence, no place feels safe. Traveling to and from school becomes a journey filled with fear. And even for children whose families were able to escape to another country, most are living in poverty and are unable to pay for schooling.
Nearly 5 million children from Syria have been forced to leave their homes. Because of a situation they have no control over, children are losing their childhoods. They are losing their chance at education. They are losing hope for the future.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
As the church, we can provide a way for children to be children. We can provide education and opportunities for the future. We can remind children that Jesus loves them.
This year, the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Christmas Project will provide the gift of education—and hope for the future—to children who have been displaced by violence.