Article by Joselyn McDonald
As you know by now, southern Turkey and northern Syria were hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on February 6th. This devastating natural disaster is particularly destructive to Syrian refugees working to establish safe and stable lives in Turkey. Since 2017, NuVuX has partnered with the Karam Foundation to develop Karam House, a community space to help youth overcome challenging circumstances while learning to think innovatively and gaining skills to help them impact their futures and support those around them.
This earthquake has shaken the lives and futures of many in our Karam House community. Assalah Shikhani, a teacher at Karam who fled Syria 12 years ago, spoke with NPR Morning Edition's Leila Fadel. Her home was destroyed, and the 12 members of her family are being looked after by the Karam House. Tragically, ten students, whom Karam House calls Leaders, lost their lives in the quake. The foundation has pivoted to provide life-sustaining shelter, food, and aid to those affected by the disaster.
We encourage you to follow @karam_foundation on Instagram to learn more about their day-to-day recovery efforts and how to support their work. You can donate to their relief efforts at their website, www.karamfoundation.org .