When I first met him he didn't smile. His brother explained that since 2014 when ISIS forced them to flee their village in Sinjar his brother had not been the same. Trouble sleeping, couldn't focus, unable to work, terrible headaches. Fast forward two years. This man is now going to school to learn computer programs and English! What made the difference? Love, hope, time. Yep...he smiles now too!
Join us as we come alongside those deeply affected by ISIS brutality and the forced displacement of many Yezidi people in Iraq.
Prayer - always needed!
Finances - provides Humanitarian Aid and Education
Volunteer - one week to long term
With an emphasis on providing hope we show love to those needing to recover from deep trauma!
With an emphasis on touching the most vulnerable families we visit each family before making decisions on how we can best help.
Food, medical transportation/medicine, a/c units, heaters, fuel, clothing, etc. (Food is given to almost every family we meet.)
We teach English as this is consistently what the people are asking for. Every winter we also provide crochet classes to girls and women in locations needing psychosocial support.
Young People Recovery Program - Ages 15 - 22 - Young men and women that have returned from captivity from ISIS and are not able to return to school need a place to learn. Each survivor is encouraged to invite one friend, family or neighbor to join them. We currently teach English twice a week, have a physical activity once per week and are working toward a woodworking program once or twice per week.
English Reading Group: Small groups of 3 to 4 people plus a leader - they meet regularly to read short stories out loud in order to practice speaking English and improve reading comprehension.
English Classes - We provide curriculum and supplies to a group of volunteers in a Yezidi community teaching their citizens English. (94 students)