In a study done by Kafa, in association with the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, this is the situation of Lebanese children in Lebanon:
- 885,000 children are victims of abuse,
- Of those children, 738,000 are also victims of physical abuse,
- 219,000 are victims of sexual abuse.
These numbers are staggering, especially when the country is only made up of 4 million people, give or take a few hundred thousands.
If there’s any entity that can really and fundamentally alter the fabrics of Lebanese society, it’s education. All of us are where we are today because our parents were lucky enough to be able to provide for us the best opportunities that they could provide, the best education that they could afford.
It’s not unusual that Lebanon’s hubs of radicalism and of conflict are its poorest areas where children don’t get proper education and where the government doesn’t even remotely care that it can allow itself not to properly pay for school properties so they close.
The situation is horrible. For a country with the best universities and schools of the region, the levels of illiteracy we have, especially of females, is unacceptable.
So because the government is too busy with garbage than to care about other important facets of our life, a couple of guys named Rami & Rayan Rasamny decided to do something bold in order to raise $10,570, which will help the Lebanese NGO Himaya provide education for 30 Lebanese children who have been victims of abuse for the next scholastic years.
To do so, Rami and Rayan are going to climb the “Mont Blanc” peak in France in order to fundraise for this cause. The amount they’re hoping to raise will cover tuition fees, stationary and transportation for these 30 children.
If you’re a parent, think of how important you providing an education to your child is, and then try to give to those who are not as lucky.
Even if you’re not a parent, think of how luck you are to be where you are today because you went to school and then university and made a thing out of yourself.
There’s probably nothing as important as this. Check out the fundraising link here.