Working with the EDGE Institute, one of our on-the-ground partners in Iraq, TentED will fund a broad range of classes and activities throughout November and December for 50 Yazidi girls and boys, including instruction in English, Kurdish, science, math, social studies, art, health, and physical fitness.
The Yazidi, a minority religious group in northern Iraq, have long been discriminated against. More recently, Islamic State terrorists targeted Yazidi communities, killing thousands and abducting women and girls. Forced to flee, many Yazidi have sought refuge in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Through this joint program, TentED and the EDGE Institute will provide: 1) an educational setting to keep kids as close to their appropriate grade level as possible, 2) a safe and welcoming environment for children to interact with others, and 3) support for dealing with the trauma they have experienced, along with strategies for coping and growing.
We are excited about our latest partnership. Over the last two years, the EDGE Institute has implemented several targeted educational projects that have impacted the lives of hundreds of children. TentED’s support of their innovative programming is rooted in our organizational commitment to advance education for children displaced by war.
Your generosity—no matter how great or small—is greatly appreciated by us, and by the wonderful kids who will benefit.
$21 educates a displaced child for a week.
$85 educates a displaced child for a month.
$170 educates a displaced child for the two-month program.
$430 covers rent for the education facility for a month.
$1,060 educates 50 displaced children for a week.