A College Student Travels to Iraq to Help Refugee Children Heal Through Dance
Belhaven University student Lydia Mathis is spending her summer vacation in a unique and compassionate way. She is teaching dance to children at the Khanke Refugee Camp in Dohuk, Iraq. Many of the children at the camp have lost all hope or will to try. But they still have such a desire to move that there is laughter immediately when they begin to dance. Refugees have the same desires as everyone else, explains Lydia. Not only do they need food, shelter and water, but they need to move and breathe and engage with their humanity.