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How Sneaking into War-Torn Syria Changed My Life

PRESENTED BY Puneh Ala'i | Apr 27, 2018
10 MINS
“To spread the message of one human race,” says humanitarian, Baha'i and non-profit founder Puneh Ala’i, explaining why she goes to war zones to alleviate human suffering. During her first trip to Syria, Puneh realizes that simply taking supplies and food aid to those who suffer isn’t a sustainable strategy—so she and a colleague start a school for Syrian refugee children, called Birds of Hope. Its mission? “To teach every student, even though they’ve endured psychological trauma, that they can be agents of change for something better and more positive.” Puneh says “I encourage you to live with your hearts open, to respond with love, and to actively make a difference.” Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.

Puneh Ala’i is the founder of For The Unseen, a not-for-profit serving those in need the world over. Puneh was raised by immigrant parents who raised her with the belief that “Mankind is One” and service is a key factor in contributing to this life....

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  • Kiana Kiarashpoor Berkman
    Apr 30, 2018
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    So incredibly proud of you Pouneh! You are in my prayers always!
  • Tricia Hague-Barrett
    Apr 29, 2018
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    Wonderful and inspiring effort.
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