Get your students to take action to protect children caught up in conflicts
You may remember the recent pictures of 5-year-old Omran, sitting silently in the back of an ambulance in Aleppo, Syria, after being pulled from a building destroyed in an air strike. The world was shocked but tragically children are still being killed and injured by explosive weapons every day. Even hospitals and schools are being bombed. But today your students can get involved and speak up to protect these innocent victims of conflict.
Your students can take action and develop their citizenship skills by exploring the impact of conflict on Syrian children as part of Handicap International’s Forgotten 10 Challenge – 10 days of action from 1st to 10th December.
To order your free Action Pack, visit: www.handicap-international.org.uk/forgotten10
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain an insight into what it is like for injured and disabled people caught up in conflict and to take citizenship action and raise awareness amongst their peers. Students can also support our campaign to protect civilians from explosive weapons and fundraise to help clear unexploded weapons and provide rehabilitation care to injured and disabled victims of conflict.
The Action Pack includes details of a range of free teaching resources to order including Syria’s Young Survivors interactive posters, PowerPoints and films, along with ideas for assemblies, classroom activities and whole school events.
If you would like to find out more about how your school could get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 0870 774 3737.
I’m looking forward to working with you this term and having a big impact!
Forgotten 10 Challenge Coordinator
P.S. Since 2012 our teams have worked with over 600,000 injured, disabled and vulnerable people caught up in the conflict in Syria.