Growing up in conflict, displaced, and as refugees, the children of Syria have become a vulnerable generation—at risk of being lost altogether—without access to the things they need to be successful in life.
The future doesn't belong only to the children who grow up in peace.
It belongs to every child.
Missing school takes its toll. On Monday, my 14-year-old daughter, Shelby, called me from school as I was driving to work. She’d thrown up. I turned around, picked her up, got her home and into bed. I missed meetings.
My day was in a tailspin. And, as mothers do, I worried. Shelby worried, too. How long would she be sick? How would she make up her missed schoolwork and exams?