Healing Classrooms Challenge

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
Photo courtesy of the Tukwila Library Council team Many thanks to all of the teams who have submitted pinwheels for our Healing Classrooms Challenge. And we want to give a special thanks to the teams... 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 Sabrina Urquhart on
Tue, 03/29/2016
We enjoy hearing and sharing stories like this one from West Virginia, about the creative ways Healing Classrooms Challenge Teams integrate the Challenge into their curriculum and / or student... Read more
Posted by International Rescue Committee on
Mon, 03/28/2016
“Our girls are sitting at home doing nothing!” exclaimed Kabira, a Syrian mother of four daughters who now lives in a camp in Iraq. “They should be in school, so we are planning a demonstration.” The... Read more