My Activity Tracking
My target 154 kms
Water of Leith - The Dells
Water of Leith - The weir
Water of Leith - Walk through Colinton Dell
Syria's Schools under Attack
Mothers DayIt’s mother’s day and there is a freshness about outside as the daffodils spread their faces pointing towards the heavenly sky, at you and me, blooming pleasant yellow across our gardens and meadows.
The grant funded the refurbished school facilities, reduced tension and conflict with the locals and provided much needed expansion to accommodate the Syrian children.
Every child has the right to safe spaces and education. We understand that COVID-19 has disrupted 1.5 billion children from going to school for nearly a year. No proper schooling has been the norm for the past decade for the Syrian children. It makes me sad to know many can’t read or write, constantly experiencing mental health issues and only know a life of living in refugee camps and handouts. We are so fortunate, my children were 7, 9 and 12 year of age when the civil war started in Syria and like them these children should have advanced to universities but have been denied of their hopes and dreams.
The wealthy and powerful international community should not stand by and fail these children, not just in Syria alone, but across Yemen, Myanmar, Gaza, Somalia… Prime Minister Boris Johnson and British government can lead the way. Despite COVID-19 we have the wealth and the power to make a huge difference to the lives of refugee families!
Last Men in AleppoIf you haven't seen this powerful documentary please watch it. It's still available on iPlayer
I’m taking part in Move for Mercy Corps
This March marks 10 years of conflict in Syria.
I am taking on the Move for Mercy Corps 154km challenge and taking steps in solidarity with Syrian Refugees.
154km is the distance from Damascus, Syria to Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan, a distance most of us can only imagine travelling to find safety. But for millions of Syrians they had no other option.
More than 12 million people have been forced to flee their homes since the conflict began on 15th March 2011, with almost half seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, including Jordan.
Mercy Corps has been working with Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict, providing emergency assistance to meet basic needs, creating safe spaces for youth and increasing economic opportunities.
Although I may never go through what millions already have, I want to show my support by taking positive action for someone I may never meet.
Help me get to £154, and I'll match it!
If you are able to support me by donating, it would be really appreciated!
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Thank you to my Sponsors
Khurram & Nadira