Get your students to take action to protect children caught up in conflicts

Free Teaching Resources

Is ‘disability’ a word your students associate with the war in Syria? Much has been written about the conflict but few people realise it is one of the most disabling wars in history. Over two million people have been injured and one in five Syrian refugees now has a disability. War has changed and towns and cities are now battlefields; hospitals and schools are regularly bombed. This term your students can learn more, get involved and speak up to protect innocent civilians.

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.

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 by using our teaching resources as a stimulus for learning and raising 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.

To order your free Action Pack, visit:

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 or call me on 0870 774 3737.

I’m looking forward to working with you this term and having a big impact!

Best wishes,


John McGeachy
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.

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