The More than a Backpack project provides your school or youth group with an exciting opportunity to learn more about what it’s like to be a refugee—a topic that is particularly relevant and timely given the current global refugee crisis. The Bible is full of stories about refugees, and Jesus Himself was a refugee for a time, so this is an issue that we, as Christians, should care deeply about. This project will provide your school or youth group with two primary resources:
- A video that illustrates what it’s like to be a refugee and gives students a chance to hear from refugees whose lives are being changed through POBLO
- A mini social studies curriculum that provides an opportunity for your students to learn about what it’s like to grow up as a child in Bangladesh, Iraq, and Pakistan, why people become refugees, what the Bible says about refugees, and how Christians should respond to refugees.
We encourage you to consider adopting “More than a Backpack” as a project for your school or youth group this year. It’s a great way to educate youth on an important issue and give them a chance to make a difference in the lives of refugee children who come to the United States with little more than a backpack.
For more information or to request the “More than a Backpack” project resources, contact us at [email protected] or (586) 477-1530.