I can’t even begin to imagine what life is like for a refugee child. What if I was forced to flee my home because of civil war or famine and then spend years of uncertainy living in a refugee tent camp? And yet, there are 9 million children worldwide who live in refugee camps never knowing if they will be able to return to their homelands. In most refugee camps, the opportunity to go to school isn’t a reality. There aren’t places to play, soccer balls to kick around and certainly no organized sport teams that we take for granted as a given in North America.
For those of us living in prosperous countries, we have a responsibility to help these children. Recently, Ninemillion.org was created to raise awareness and funds for refugee children. 90 % of all donations will go to fund education and sports programmes for refugee children. The UNHCR, the United Nations organization in charge of our world’s refugees is leading the Ninemillion.org campaign along with corporate sponsors, Nike and Microsoft. Please visit their website and learn more about refugee children and how you can help by raising public awareness and by donating. You can also buy a t-shirt to show your support for refugee children.
Until 31 March 2007, every time you search on MSN Live, Microsoft will donate to ninemillion.org. Check out Click for the cause, because every child has the right to learn and to play, no matter where in the world they live.