For weeks the Syrian conflict has been on my heart and mind and figuring out some way of reaching the hearts of these children has been my main aim. Last night I was provided a God ordained opportunity to talk about the Syrian conflict in my public speaking class through a persuasive speech and give a call to my generation to step up and do something.
Although I wasn`t as prepared as I would have liked and I definitely did not do the job I had hoped, I am still praying that small seeds were planted within some of those students and they are challenged to take a stand and make a difference realizing ultimately that by choosing ignorance they are indeed making a choice. But like last night I would fail again if I did not first tell you that reading these statistics, watching that video, reading my words, are all meaningless unless you really know what is going on within Syria and really believe that God has the ultimate solution.
The only comment my professor wrote on my speech grade was that I needed to go more in depth on my overview of the crisis in Syria and I was at first speechless when I read it, no pun intended. How could these students not know? How could they simple stare at their cell phones and laptops and turn a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands dying or becoming refugees?
I will never understand it. I know there are so many horrible and sad things happening around the world and for any of them to be simply ignored and tolerated, literally disgusts me.
The UNHCR, UNICEF, and many other agencies have united behind a call to both governments and to the public to Champion the Children of Syria by backing a $1 billion, "No Lost Generation" aid intervention.