Meet Isaac – a young, bright, and eager student who couldn’t wait to share his dreams with our team when they visited a school we run in a refugee settlement in northern Uganda.

As they sat together in a makeshift classroom shaded by a large tree, Isaac told the story of how he came to be there.

Isaac lost both of his parents in South Sudan’s brutal civil war, and fled with his younger brother and sister to neighbouring Uganda. He’d been out of school since 2016, raising his orphaned siblings by himself.

But now, thanks to you and other wonderful War Child supporters, Isaac is back in school and is optimistic about his future.

We’ve seen first-hand what can happen to children who aren’t able to go to school because of conflict. They’re at greater risk of violence, sexual assault, being recruited into fighting, and other life-threatening and often criminal activities.

Your contribution to War Child this holiday season will be life-saving for children in war-affected communities who want to resume their education.

Isaac is so excited to be back in school. He is hoping to become a chemist when he graduates. Still, he wishes that his friends from home could be with him in class. Many of them remain in South Sudan, fighting alongside active militia. Isaac calls his friends often to tell them to join him. “Drop the gun,” he urges. “You have hope in Uganda. You don’t have to fight!”

This holiday season, give the gift of education and allow other children like Isaac to begin to dream about a future free from violence.

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