There are so many days we wish you could be here with us. This was definitely one of those days!
You provided the funds for these children, displaced by ISIS and out of school for more than a year, to get the supplies they need to go back to school.
We got the joy of holding their hands so we could all stay together in the crowded bazaar. We got to help the girls make the agonizing choice of which uniform dress and white hair ties to buy. And we got to nudge the boys, who shuffled stacks of notebooks endlessly, to choose between favourite colours and characters.
We had to share the joy with you! If wonder what back-to-school shopping in Iraq looks like, keep scrolling.
It was a special day for the children. They rarely get to choose new things to buy, and the volume of products at the bazaar– displayed floor to ceiling–was a little overwhelming! The children were very tired by the time we piled into the car for the ride home. But they couldn’t stop looking at their new supplies—packing and repacking everything into their new backpacks.
The difference you are making here—it is real! You are changing the lives of boys and girls who can really use someone in their corner. Thank you.