Stars of Hope® shine brightly
In commemoration of the 9/11 Anniversary in 2015, global law firm DENTONS, gathered attorneys and staff alike to paint Stars of HOPE®, which were sent to the Madrasat Ashtar Refugee Camp in Erbil, Iraq to lift the spirits of Yazidi and Syrian children displaced by war.
John Balouziyeh, a DENTONS Associate, who heads an award winning legal advocacy project for Syrian refugees brought the stars to Iraq through the Norwegian Refugee Council. John said about his experience,“the Stars of HOPE shine brightly against the gray dullness of weathered tents and the improvised shelters. Their words bring messages of hope in otherwise desolate landscapes. Their bright colors stand out against and overpower the destruction that surrounds them, reminding us that human kindness always triumphs over cruelty and indifference.”