We all know a student who has been sent to a boarding school, wilderness program, boot camp or abroad because the family finds the present youth culture too challengling.
They suffer isolated from their peers and we feel that is time to tell them or their captors that they are not forgotten.
May 26, 1961 the article The Forgotten Prisoners launced the campaign "Appeal for Amnesty 1961" and defined the term "Prisoner of Conscience".
We believe that it is time to honor this day every month by writing a letter to someone who used to be our classmate.
It doesn't matter if our beloved friend will be able to read the letter. It will often not be the case. A massive part of the residential solutions offered to minors today isolate their clients from the rest of the world.
49 years have gone and the world has still minors who have been sent away from their local communities for their belief, lifestyle, religion or sexual orientation. Will it ever change?
It will not change unless we all do our part. What would it take to write a simple letter every month?
Somewhere out there a person you have known suffer!
You can do your part:
- Get your pencil.
- Buy or draw a postcard
- Write your message of comfort
- Mail the letter
Prisoner of Conscience (Wikipedia)