The following narratives introduce individuals who are detained in refugee camps. They are in desperate need of the La Casa Futura project currently underway by Voice of the Copts. Egyptian youths have been uprooted and displaced for various reasons all related to religious persecution. Names have been changed to protect identities. Narratives are based on true accounts of actual events.
Sarah made her way across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy. She will never return to Egypt. This is a serious commitment. Why did she make this decision? — Terror against her people. As part of the Coptic minority in Egypt, she and her family, fellow villagers and church-goers were deemed guilty by a major terrorist group for daring to support opposition to President Morsi in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. This is one of the reasons that violent mobs targeted her people with vengeful acts.
Her parents want a better life for Sarah. As she got older, she was encouraged by them to take on the enormous burden of expatriation for the sake of her own safety and prosperity.
Leaving her family and friends behind, Sarah managed to reach a refugee camp outside her country where she no longer must abide by the label of “infidel.” Her brave act has allowed her to breathe freely, but leaving behind her mother, father, and siblings has been a big price to pay.
Sarah lives within the confines of a refugee camp — a strange and difficult place — without any real plan in place to carry her forward. Word is spreading, however, that a transitional program for Egyptian minority youths is coming soon. Hope is on the horizon.
This program is called La Casa Futura. La Casa Futura needs your help before it can help Sarah and others like her. So please help us to help Sarah and many like her in this very same predicament.
Donate today by using the GoFundMe link below. Every dollar matters. In a short time span, we must raise the funds to adapt our building and begin to receive refugees.
La Casa Futura project currently consists of one dormitory building providing help for up to 100 youths per session. Each session provides language learning, job direction, and cultural understanding. LCF is in its initial stage of development as we seek financial backers and matching funds for individual donations.