Heart for the refugees

Heart for the refugees

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Prov 22:6)

A nice goal to have would be to reach a 100% global literacy rate. Especially, among children below 12 years of age. It’s possible. right? Daunting task. you may say. Let me ask you an age-old question. A popular and well-known saying used when tackling big goals and huge problems is how to eat an elephant? And the answer is one bite at a time. This is exactly what we plan to do at Teachers on Wheels. We are a small cog in the wheel, yet an important one. We want to improve lives through quality education and skills training. We don’t build schools for students to come to us. We take the school to the students.

You can see for yourselves the awful refugees crisis, wars, and natural disasters in the media. The pain and suffering inflicted upon children, women, and men. War and political unrest are rife. Millions are oblivious to what is happening around them. More than 40 million people are trapped in slavery right now. Looking at all this, wouldn’t you agree with Leo Tolstoy, ‘the sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

A couple of years ago, I got a bunch of refugee students from Western Sydney to visit a high-tech company. I have traveled the Sydney harbor bridge in several modes of transport over the last 30 years, but for these students crossing the Sydney harbor bridge was symbolic. They said. it was like breaking the barrier between haves and have nots. They were told only the rich live on the other side of the bridge. Westies were not welcome.  That was a problem that I had to solve in a small way. Why not create better opportunities for young people so that can live in an equitable society? You can create those experiences too. Will you be that bridge of hope for such kids? Why not join us in the adventure. Imagine what is possible with your partnership with social enterprises and non-profit to make a huge difference through little effort. A new mobile school in a small village. Children educated. Women learning employment skills. Farmers learning new farming techniques. All these and more within the confines of their own village. The possibilities are limitless with your support.

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