Marilyn, the Compassion Education Corps is not only timely, but essential. The world has over 65 million displaced people and its critical that resources are provided for our most vulnerable citizens.
It's great that the Compassion Education Corps will begin in Jordan. They are doing some phenomenal work and could use additional resources and support in this area. I volunteered with students at the UAE Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood Refugee Camp and they are brilliantly integrating the residents in the running of the camp. Prior to the war Syrian had one of the highest adult literacy rates in the region (85%), if you can find a way of incorporating residents as trainers and co-participants in the development of the curriculum, you may be able to address the issues of devices, lack of power, etc. Engaging the residents can also create a sense of community, well-being and reintroduce hope for the future.
Holly, I can't tell you how excited I am to hear just how successful the engagement has been with Bridgeway and the Compassion Games. It was a lengthy process getting the approvals and I truly appreciate your persistence, commitment and excitement along the journey. I am so happy to learn that as many of the families participated as did students. Thank you Holly, look forward to seeing Bridgeway grow their coopetition as a new team member.