High school juniors and seniors are helping children in war zones, raising awareness and holding fundraisers to support charities that provide medical treatment for children who cannot get help due to wars fought in their countries.
At Oshkosh North High school, students in the Communities program are learning about the fighting in Syria and the effect on children as part of their studies of current events. Students are actively involved in learning about the conflict, and how it affects children.
“We’re creating a culture of knowledgeable engagement,” said Communities social studies teacher Rick Leib.
The students are using social media to raise awareness about how war affects children, and will hold a raffle at a basketball game to benefit Inara, a charity that provides medical care for children from war areas who have serious injuries.