Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Daesh (IS) School Closures in Syria Affect 670,000

Geneva: An estimated 670,000 children in Syria are being deprived of an education after Daesh forces ordered schools to close pending a change in curriculum, the United Nation Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Tuesday.

Daesh has seized land in Syria and Iraq and imposed its strict version of Islamic law.

In November, it shut schools in areas it controls in eastern Syria pending a religious revision of the curriculum.

The group stands accused of massacres, sexually enslaving women and girls and recruiting children as fighters.

In December there was a decree of [Daesh] ordering the stoppage of education in areas under its control,” Unicef spokesman Christophe Boulierac said.

“Daesh said that the curriculum needed to be reshaped or re-conceived.” Children enrolled in primary and secondary schools in Raqqa, and rural areas of Deir Al Zor and Aleppo provinces are affected by the closures, he said. Teachers must undergo retraining.

Unicef also said that at least 160 children were killed and 343 wounded in attacks on schools across Syria last year. The toll was probably an underestimate due to difficulties of access and obtaining data generally, Boulierac said.

“In addition to lack of school access, attacks on schools, teachers and students are further horrific reminders of the terrible price Syria’s children are paying in a crisis approaching its fifth year,” Hanaa Singer, Unicef representative in Syria, said in a statement.

Daesh has been the target of US-led air strikes in both Syria and Iraq since September.