It is almost a year since we first connected our volunteer teachers and conversation partners with students kept in detention on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.
For months, we have witnessed our students’ struggle to cope with injustice and to keep hope alive, and we did our best to support them with much needed language skills and a human connection.
A few months ago we wrote a statement about this situation and asked Hassan Al Kontar, a high profile refugee and advocate, now in Canada, for help with raising awareness of how critical the situation had become. He mentioned working on a massive project related to just that.
This project is Operation #NotForgotten. They have now launched a campaign to raise 3.3 million dollars to rescue almost 200 people – refugees and asylum seekers trapped for years in PNG – by using the Canadian private sponsorship programme.
A beautiful idea from an expert in (re)gaining hope and addressing the world via any medium available. This CAN work! Join a global initiative & donate any amount for Operation #NotForgotten.