Finding a Place for Displaced Children ⋆ Clowns Without Borders

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Focus on the Children, For the World’s Future:

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Courtesy of Clowns Without Borders

Courtesy of Clowns Without Borders

     Regular readers of this blog know that I admire the work of Clowns Without Borders as they bring hope and laughter to refugees, especially the children, in war-torn areas of the world. Today I want to use this post to tell the story of the children who are refugees. I also want to use it to focus on the key issue of children everywhere.

     It is not only the the refugee children we are harming, it is also those in our own communities where we are sacrificing the children’s education on the altar of systems of education gone horribly wrong over the last 20 years.  When we do not nurture our children, when we leave their fragile growing up to systems built on a 19th century model and for the convenience of the adults, we are setting the foundations for future disasters in our communities.

     Read this post and then look at the world right around you. Is the good of children at the heart of policy and decisions, of allocations of funding and other resources in your community. Or is the focus on what is convenient for adults, what has always been…whether it is right or not? We will be judged by how we have treated the children, those who are refugees from war as well as those who live next door. What kind of world are we shaping? Where must we change? Change begins with each of us.

Read…Reflect…Share Gere, There, and Everywhere!

“Approximately 51 percent of the world’s refugees are children, fleeing from war and poverty-stricken areas of the world.”

Source: Finding a Place for Displaced Children ⋆ Clowns Without Borders

Courtesy of Clowns Without Borders

Courtesy of Clowns Without Borders

Courtesy of Clowns Without Borders

Courtesy of Clowns Without Borders

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