Healing Classrooms

Posted by International Rescue Committee on
Thu, 12/22/2016
Thousands of children in war-torn Aleppo are trapped without food, water or medical care as the city collapses from many months of intense aerial bombing. The carnage took the lives of 16-year-old... Read more
Posted by Jess Estrada on
Mon, 10/03/2016
At the tender age of 10, Nada* was forced to flee her home in Hama after watching her grandfather and neighbors lose their lives during a bombing campaign. She and her family managed to escape to a... Read more
Posted by Jess Estrada on
Wed, 08/31/2016
In partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has committed to serving displaced youth through our Healing Classrooms program in Iraq and Lebanon... Read more
Posted by Jess Estrada on
Tue, 08/30/2016
Shirin Ezaddin Abdullah is standing in front of her classroom in Barika Refugee Camp in the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) during a particularly hot day as the temperature hovers around 110 degrees... Read more
Posted by Jess Estrada on
Wed, 08/03/2016
Remember the IRC Healing Classrooms students from our webcast in April? Pinwheels made during the Healing Classrooms Challenge were sent to Abir, Amani, Aya, Mohamad and all of Mrs. Khitam and Mrs. Amina's students in Lebanon! Take a look at the students and teachers along with the pinwheels and participation certificates below - and stay tuned to see the pinwheels they are making in return: Read more
Remember the IRC Healing Classrooms students from our webcast in April? Pinwheels made during the Healing Classrooms Challenge were sent to Abir, Amani, Aya, Mohamad and all of Mrs. Khitam and Mrs. Amina's students in Lebanon! Take a look at the students and teachers along with the pinwheels and participation certificates below - and stay tuned to see the pinwheels they are making in return:

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Posted by Jess Estrada on
Mon, 06/13/2016
“I want to ask ‘what games do you play? What do you do at school? Are you safe?’” Abir and Amani are 11-year-old Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. They are preparing for a big event: a live webcast... Read more
Posted by Sabrina Urquhart on
Thu, 03/31/2016
We love to hear from our Challenge teams, and have been especially impressed with the enthusiastic participation of many teams from Greece. As we approach 1,000 registered teams for the Healing... Read more
Posted by International Rescue Committee on
Mon, 01/25/2016
The IRC works with children such as Amir, an 11 year old displaced Iraqi boy suffering from mental disabilities whose parents feel unequipped to manage his behavior, and Sheelan, a 16-year old Syrian... Read more
Posted by Sabrina Urquhart on
Thu, 12/17/2015
We're very honored to share this beautiful blog post and photos from Aphrodite Vati Mariola, an educator at the Aphrodite Vati School of Languages in Lesvos, Greece . Several of the 500+ teams that... Read more
Posted by International Rescue Committee on
Tue, 10/20/2015
Nine-year-old Dilovan and his family were forced to flee the violence in Syria and find refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Koya Town, where there was no school available for refugees. When the IRC worked... Read more