Eight students from Polytechnique Montreal, Concordia University, McGill University, UQAM and ETS are putting on a benefit show at 7 p.m. on March 18 in order to lend a helping hand to the thousands of Syrian refugee children who have fled to neighbouring countries to escape war.

Jihane Ajaja, Jr. Eng., a third-year doctoral student in mechanical engineering at Polytechnique Montreal, is coordinating the benefit show for the Syrian Kids Foundation.

“Syria is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. In 5 years, over 250,000 people have died. There are over 7.6 million refugees, including 4 million in neighbouring countries. There are no fewer than 37,000 children among them. We may not be able to change things globally, but I think that we can make a difference at the local level, and that is why we are organizing this benefit show, whose proceeds will all go to the Syrian Kids Foundation,” said Jihane Ajaja.

This young woman hopes to draw 600 spectators to the event. Many artists, including comedian and actor Mehdi Bousaidan, the group Sound of the Middle East, and the dance troupe Concordia Dabkeh Group are appearing for free. More specifically, the funds raised by the event will be used to provide psychological support, medical care and free education to Syrian refugee children.

Benefit show for Syrian refugee children - When Tomorrow Comes
When: 7 p.m., Friday 18, 2016. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: Jacques Maurice auditorium at Jean-de-Brébeuf College
Price: $20 per ticket for students - $25 for the rest
For additional information, contact:
Jihane Ajaja
Jr. Eng., M. Eng., Doctoral Candidate
Polytechnique Montreal
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