Have you benefited from the sptr.net site and the resources it made available? Please make a gesture of appreciation and support Edlumino in providing education for those denied it: in particular, help fund a school for 1,000 Yazidi young women brutalised by ISIS.

June 20th is World Refugee Day, part of World Refugee Week, in which the world commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees. Using the UNHCR #worldrefugeeday individuals and communities are celebrating their commitment to raising awareness to the plight of refugees around the world.

Edlumino is a practical charity that runs a school in France for those refugee children whose lives have been devastated, and who wait in uncertainty for what awaits them. While they wait, they lose precious education: Rory Fox, former “superhead” turned “superhero” saw that he could do something about it – and did.

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Now, he is trying to help Yazidi girls from Northern Iraq who are fleeing the most brutal of terrors, ISIS, who burned 19 of them in an iron cage because the girls refused to have sex with the ISIS “men”.  The Yazidi are an ancient group who have lived on the Ninevah Province, in Iraq, for hundreds of years. The Yazidi faith has elements of Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Islam. As a result, Islamic State militants consider them to be devil-worshippers.

Will you please help Rory and his team of volunteer teachers and supporters? You can buy things from their Amazon wish list to send directly to the school, or you can throw in a few pounds to their JustGiving account. Or, if you can, you can help fund the school for the Yazidi girls. If you are connected with an organisation that can offer help to get this school going, please contact Rory directly.

Thank you.