JUSTICE RISING EXISTS TO TRANSFORM PLACES OF WAR THROUGH EDUCATION.
In war zones, out- of-school children are at risk of becoming child soldiers and child brides, further perpetuating the cycle of poverty and war. Justice Rising believes that education is the most powerful tool to build lasting peace in communities affected by war. By building schools, training teachers and developing community leaders towards the goal of promoting peace and mitigating future conflict.
Over the next few years, their vision is to build 40 schools to reach more than 8,000 children living in conflict areas. One of Justice Rising’s key strategies in bringing peace is to cluster the schools in key war-torn villages. This provides a high ROI in terms of impact.
JUSTICE RISING’S IMPACT
-3 countries Congo, Iraq and Syria
-4 schools under construction
-10 schools in operation
-100+ teachers and faculty trained and
-1,977 students enrolled and educated each year
-Near 100% student pass rate on national exams
-Complete gender parity
Interested in learning more? Visit their website: www.justicerising.org
Justice Rising is a recognized IRS 501(c)(3) charity. All donations are tax deductible.
I was first introduced to Justice Rising, after going to a photo exhhibition hosted by April Tam. She is one of the owners of a fantastic restaurant called P.S. Kitchen.
P.S. Kitchen is a plant-based restaurant. Their menu uses fresh organic ingredients. They donate 100% of its profits to various charities. Their mission is changing lives by giving peope a second chance.
Please check them out and show some support. The food is great, the staff is lovely and you will be supporting a great cause.
246 West 48th Street, NY NY (212) 651-7247 WWW.PS-KITCHEN.COM
I started my "Educate & Empower" campaign because, I decided I want to do more to serve others in need. My way of "Serving Others" is to raise funds and awareness for various charitable organizations. The reasons I am so passionate about supporting Justice Rising, is because I’m a mother of 2 young boys, I believe in the value and power of education. And I want to do something positive that can change the world.
When I look at the pictures and watch the videos of these children. I can’t help but think of my boys. And when I see their families, I try to imagine what they might be going through. And my heart goes out to them. It moves me to want to do whatever I can to help.
Getting a quality education is an invaluable asset that will impact these children, their families and the communities for the rest of their lives. Imagine what it’s like for children in war zones? Who are plagued by death, fear, poverty, and uncertainty of what the future will bring. Image the little girls that now know it’s possible to get the same education as boys. Young girls who don't have to become child brides. Little boys who don't have to become child soldiers. What a difference we can make by giving them the gift of education. I believe that getting an education can help them to look beyond their circumstances and believe that -ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Nelson Mandela said it best.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Please stand with me to support my
”Educate & Empower” Campaign.
Because together we can do more!
My current goal is to raise $2,500.00. This amount of money will send 20 kids to school for a year and support a teachers salary for a year. After I achieve this goal I will continue to fundraise until I am able to build a nursery or elementary school.
Here is how you can help me:
-Please make a monetary donation to my
Justice Rising- crowdrise campaign.
“Education and Empowerment”
Any amount is not too big or too small, every dollar counts!
-Support one my fundraising events
(more info: dates/ locations/ times- coming soon!) Bowlilng for Education night, Dinner @ Chipotle, Dave & Buster- Power Cards & more......
-Help spread the word. Please post my campaign on social media. And share my future events with your friends and family.
-You can also join my team and help me fundraise.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
THANK YOU FOR YOU SUPPORT!