Ahlan Simsim

“Over half of the 68 million people displaced by conflict and crisis around the world today are children. Together, the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Street are working to bring education to a generation at risk and help heal the scars of war.”

The White Helmets


“When the bombs rain down, the White Helmets (also known as the Syria Civil Defence) rush in. In a place where public services no longer function, these humanitarian volunteers risk their lives to help anyone in need – regardless of their religion or politics. Known for their distinctive headwear, the rescue workers operate in the most dangerous place on earth and have saved more than 100,000 lives over the past five years.”

Story For All

“At Story For All, the focus is not just the story itself, but on the healing and transformation that storytelling can achieve. In recognition of the power of story to address the rifts in our society and give voices to the unheard, Story For All (originally called Story Bridges) was founded in 2011 in order to bring the power of storytelling to communities in need.”

The Museum of Joy


“Joy is what helps us tell ourselves that things can be better than we had dared to hope for. It's the way we know the universe might have some gifts left to spare for us. It lights our way when things get dark; it's the meaning we find in the midst of grief.”