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Making a difference with a smile and a little magic

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Children need to have fun, especially when they’re going through life in a refugee camp, and Jamie Balfour-Paul is a magician helping children smile in Lebanon, as reported by BBC.

 

“These kids suffer a lot from the trauma of war and stress of the camp. And, what drives me is the smiles and the happiness on the faces of those kids,” says Jamie.

 

At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), we love to hear and share these stories. We believe in ensuring children go to school and have safe spaces (see above) to play and grow, supporting their development and mental health wherever they’re living.

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Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.