Dear Friends of the Wisdom House Project,
First, we’d like to thank you for your participation, encouragement, and support that has brought hope to hundreds of orphans and displaced people in war-torn Syria since we began our sustained humanitarian campaigns in the summer of 2016.
The Wisdom House Kindergarten and Tomorrow’s Dawn women’s center continue to be successful beyond what we ever imagined. The second year of Kindergarten graduates from the Wisdom House are seen smiling and dancing in the videos, photos, and local media reports they’ve sent to us. The women’s center is beginning new courses in English, nursing/ first aid, jewelry making, and journalism for women widowed by war. The teachers are in touch with us and tell us that they are so grateful to all of you who have helped them realize that they are not alone and have given them a chance at a future in the midst of war.
When we began our mission to sustain these institutions in Syria, we were fully aware of the danger that the students and teachers face every day. We will never forget when our village was under intense bombardment and our entire community became displaced to Northern parts of Idlib. The bus that we provided the Wisdom House was used to evacuate families escaping the war zone. Through your dedication, we were able to repatriate all of those displaced and bring back normal life.
Today, we are concerned about the safety and stability of the millions of people of Idlib, including our beneficiaries. The Syrian regime and its Russian and Iranian allies have declared Idlib as their next target. We fear that a major military offensive may be imminent if good people remain silent. We have been in regular touch with our leaders on the ground and although many in Idlib feel like they are awaiting their death sentence, we have reassured them that we will do everything that we can to help save them.
This is now a local issue because the orphans are our children, the women are our sisters, and that message must be expressed to our policymakers. Our team at the Syrian Emergency Task Force will be traveling to the Turkish/ Syria border in the coming weeks with emergency aid and funds in the event that we are not able to prevent the potential violence. Please continue praying for the well-being of our friends in Syria, and we hope you will continue to stand with us during this critical time.
Wisdom House Outreach