Last fall, a group of about 15 McGill students living in the university's Solin Hall residence banded together to aid Syrian refugee-students in their search for knowledge.
Taking to Skype, the group, known as McGill's Living-Learning Community tutored six Syrian student refugees living in Turkey, helping them learn English in preparation of taking the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam.
But beyond the educational directive, the rather devoted students hoped to demonstrate to these young individuals who were forced to flee their home country that there were young people in Canada who truly wanted to help them.
Now the group, who currently go by Students for Syria, hope to take their initiative to the next level, and they need your help.
In order to fund the education and living costs of incoming Syrian refugee students arriving in Montreal, the student-led organization are hoping to raise $25,000 USD.
The raised funds will be donated to Syrian Kids Foundation and World Universities Services Canada, two organizations that will directly aid Syrian students come to Montreal and enrol in a university here.
Students for Syria only launched their fundraising campaign 15 days ago, raising just under $3,000. Obviously they're quite a fair bit off from their $25,000 goal, which means they need your help to get there.
Even the smallest donation will go a long way in aiding Syrian students receive an education here in Montreal, so please do contribute in any way you can. For more information and to donate funds, head to the project page here, and watch Students for Syria's info video below.
Please do your part!