Friday, September 23, 2005

Welcome to this New Blog - Children's Voice from Iraq

This Blog will speak for ALL the children of Iraq, a voice for the millions of Iraqi children who have grown up under war, sanctions, Saddam and now terrorists. We will speak for the children who have lost their moms and dads, brothers or sisters, or their best friends from the school or playground. We will speak for children who can't go to school instead having to work on the streets. We will speak for the children who never had even a single toy. We will speak for the children whose flame of hope is flickering and in danger of going out...

This Blog is authored solely by persons from Iraq and sponsored by IraqKids.Org... an organization dedicated to helping orphan, fatherless, abandoned street children and schools in Iraq. You can learn more about IraqKids.Org by visiting their website www.iraqkids.org

4 Comments:

At 7:50 AM, Blogger telemak said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!
I have a Consolidation debt site/blog. It pretty much covers Consolidation debt related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Melissa said...

This is a great idea! My daughter is 11, and she and I can read these stories together and talk about what we learn, so that she can come to understand what life is like for the children of Iraq and share the stories with her friends.

Thanks to you for this opportunity to share and learn from each other.

 
At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Nadia said...

Melissa, if you really want to know things about Iraqi kids you should contact any Iraqi family near you and sit down and talk to them. An anonmous blog is not the way. If you don't have an Iraqi family contact the Iraqi embassy and ask them to locate nearest Iraqi group to join them in their meetings. Do that that is the best opportunity to share an learn from.

 
At 11:39 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Nadia, You are very skeptical. I wonder why? Ala'a has no agenda. He isn't asking for money. He isn't taking a side. He is just writing to give children a voice, children who are not heard or listened to. Maybe you don't know what life is like for these children. I didn't until I spent a year in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. Maybe you don't know what it is like to stand all day on the street selling in 114 degree tempetures to make a little money to help feed your sisters, mother and baby brother when you are 7 years old. Do you think the Iraqi families here in the USA who may have been here for generations or decades have any idea what life has been for these children for the last 20 years? When were you in Iraq? How many mud villages without electricity or wells have you slept in? How many rockets have you felt explode nearby or heard shots fired from an AK-47. What do you really know about the lives of these children. Let me tell you Ala'a was born into this life I describe and he lived it every day as he grew up and went to school and worked selling ice and was forbidden to attend college because he refused to sign his name as a Baathist. Maybe someday Ala'a will write his story on his blog. Maybe you should go back to reading Vanity Fair.

 

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