Too many children are victims of war and violence, I remember that there was a day, long time ago, that I too was a victim of the horrors of war. Thank god I had the opportunity to overcome all the difficulties that crossed my path, and thanks to everything that happened to me, I had the opportunity to become the person I am today.
In the last few years, I have seen how war has destroyed the lives of millions of people and especially children. Very often leaving them alone without any love or shelter in a world that is cruel. I have witnessed young people fleeing war, seeking refuge in countries that sometimes don’t want them, in the hope of better life and the hope of one day being able to forget all the horrors they had witnessed. Many people take war and the effects it has on children for granted, because they have not witnessed the losses these children had. Almost two years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity of being able to work with amazing young people who had fled war. I had the opportunity, to help them integrate into Dutch society, do activities with them en and help them forget a little bit what had happened to them. I lend them a listening ear, and when I look back at the time, I realize that one of the best things I have ever done in my life, was to start a committee to help these people, who became my friends.
The day before I turned 21, I was doing some research on organizations that help children in need. I have always been interested in helping others. I looked into UNICEF, Save the Children and War Child, I realized that there are too many children in need of safety, and also that those organizations alone could not help all those children in Need. They need our help, the children need us. I could not help but instantly start an action for War Child. I made an action page on warchild.nl and this year I will try my best to raise as much money as possible for war children. I will do this with a team of good-hearted people by organizing and hosting events. Because in the end I firmly believe that No child should ever be tormented by the horrors of war. And because I believe that every child deserves the change of being a child.
I need your support, no matter where you are in the world you can donate for this cause, and if that is not possible then you can share it with your friends and family because they might be able to donate or to do something for war children. Don’t ever underestimate the power of good will, no donation is too little and remember: ‘Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on earth’ -Mohammed Ali- You can donate on: https://www.warchild.nl/actie/safe-child-better-world
Let us together take the war out of a child!