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Pie a Prof, Educate a Child

Pie a Prof, Educate a Child
The Syrian civil war has created the largest refugee crisis since Rwanda. After three years, over 136,000 dead including 10,000 children and nine million displaced, the humanitarian crisis is getting worse. Countries in the region: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, Iraq and Egypt have received an unrelenting stream of fleeing Syrians (predominantly women and children) and have provided for them at enormous costs to themselves. Jordan, however, an already resource-poor country, is feeling greater ramifications of the refugee presence. According to the United Nations, children in Jordan suffer from widespread psychological distress, exploitation, violence and lack of education. Simply put, the situation is devastating. We believe it is our moral duty as global citizens to help in anyway we can. So we’ve decided to organize a competitive fundraiser. In order to raise funds, we will be auctioning off well-known public intellectuals at University of Toronto. Donations will made in the name of these professors. The top professor whose name raises the most money will be protected; the remaining will be pied - yes, pied! The fundraiser will run from February 14- March 11 2014 with the grand event on Tuesday, March 11, 1pm at the Great Hall, Hart House. The professors who have bravely stepped up to the challenge are Janice Stein, Clifford Orwin, Nelson Wiseman, Jeffrey Kopstein, Robert Austin and Paul Gooch. To see a personal statement from each professor and to donate please scroll down. We’ve partnered with War Child Canada to protect and educate Syrian child refugees in Jordan. All Canadian donors will receive taxable receipts (If you require a US tax receipt, please contact semra.sevi@mail.utoronto.ca before making a donation). Donations will be accepted online and in person. To make an in person donation please go to the Political Science department at Sidney Smith (3rd floor rm. 3025). It is our hope that we can raise enough funds to help educate as many Syrian refugee children in Jordan as we can. Media Contacts: Paul Kingston Director, Center for Critical Development Studies, Associate Professor, Political Science and IDS, University of Toronto Scarborough Email: kingston@chass.utoronto.ca Semra Sevi M.A. Student Department of Political Science University of Toronto Email: semra.sevi@mail.utoronto.ca Facebook event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/220881351450527/ Note: If you are using explore, please hit enter after you enter the value of your donation.


raised of $10,000 goal


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War Child helps rebuild war-affected communities to provide the support necessary for children to experience a stable childhood.

When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, a destroyed infrastructure, an under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible.

But by making a long-term investment to help the children develop into healthy, educated and productive adults, the cycle of violence can be broken.

That’s why we are dedicated to protecting childhood by bringing education, opportunity and justice to where they are needed most.
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    Pie a Prof, Educate a Child has added 1 photo to album Pie Ceremony
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  3. Pie a Prof, Educate a Child
    Pie a Prof, Educate a Child has added 1 photo to album Pie Ceremony
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  4. Kevin Shinobi
    Kevin Shinobi

    Excellent job with this successful campaign! Check out the video footage of how it all went down:

    about 8 years ago · Like
  5. Semra Sevi
    Semra Sevi

    We did it! The #PieAProf campaign surpassed our goal of $12,000 (this includes the in person and American donations). BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible.

    about 8 years ago · Like
  6. An anonymous donation of $150 has been made to support Clifford Orwin
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  7. An anonymous donation of $20 has been made to support Robert Austin
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  • Fundraising Participant
    Personal Goal
    Amount Raised
    Onat Akcapar
    Amy Stringer
    Dolly Begum
    Paul Kingston
    Christopher David LaRoche
    Sofi LeVenok
    Michelle Cook
    Melanie JKim
    Nicole D'Alessandro
    Nimrod Lin
    Paul Han
    Jeff Deminchuk
    Clifford Orwin
    Janice Stein
    Nelson Wiseman
    Jeffrey Kopstein
    Robert Austin
    Paul Gooch
    Stephanie Miranda Murphy
    Emily Springgay
    Angela Esterhammer
    Susan Papp
    Norman Chung
    Melissa Williams
    Penny Alford
    clifford orwin
    Noah Schouela
    channa verbian
    Sari Sherman
    Pauline Thompson

    Pie Ceremony

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