Congratulations on your performance in Rio!
My name is Kate, I'm 13 and I'm from Ottawa Ontario. I'm writing you because within the past week I've been working with a group of youth designing and planning to launch a campaign to raise awareness about the war going on in Syria. What we came up with is to start a challenge called #Salt4Syria, in which taste a small pinch of salt to 'taste the bitterness of war' and then share a video of yourself doing so on social media and nominate three more people to do it.
I've reached out to you specifically to ask if you would participate. I know that you've done similar things like this before, for example being a part of Jumpstart, and I know that you have a large audience of Canadian youth that look up to you. If you are interested in taking the challenge or want to learn more please visit our website, www.salt4syria.com.
Thank you for showing solidarity with Syrian youth,
The Tale of Two Cities project noticed that you are involved in many social experiments. As you may know in Syria there still remain lots of kids under siege that are in need of attention and support.
A group of young teenagers got together and came up with a challenge called #Salt4Syria to hopefully help raise awareness. We know that lots of people look up to you so we hoped that you would be willing to take the challenge of tasting a pinch of salt and sharing a clip of you doing it on social media to show solidarity with the kids in Syria and help them have a voice.
Dear Prime Minister,
My name is Amr, I am almost 15 years old. I am working with A Tale Of Two Cities campaign trying to raise awareness for peaceful civilians caught in the conflict in Syria. Not many people know that there are actually civilians in Syria, as the media tends to cover more news about ISIS and extremists. They feel forgotten and ignored. All I ask from you is to do a challenge of tasting a pinch of salt and posting your reaction online as well as nominating three people to take the challenge too. This will help spread awareness for the Syrian youth trapped by a four-year long siege in Eastern Ghouta.
Our website is salt4syria.com if toy would like to find out more about the challenge.
Dear Anwar Jibawi,
My name is Noor, I'm 13 and I'm a Palestinian Lebanese living in Ottawa, Canada. I am writing to you because within the past week, I've been working with a group on launching a campaign called Salt for Syria. The campaign aims to raise awareness for what is currently happening in Syria. We've come up with a challenge which consists of tasting salt so people can taste the bitterness of war and film themselves doing it. The challenge ends with the person nominating three other people and then uploading the video onto social media using the hashtag #Salt4Syria. With your current position as a famous viner, it would be great in the eyes of all your fans and followers if you could take the challenge and to be able to stand with a great cause like this.
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
My name is Faress, I’m twelve years old and I’m working with A Tale of Two Cities, a project that helps the voices of Syrian children be heard. I’m personally asking you to take the challenge of tasting a bit of salt while taking a video of your reaction. The actual challenge is made to show how bitter and disgusting the war is. After you’ve had that taste of salt, in that same video you need to nominate three other people to take the challenge. Please post the video online.
For more information about the challenge please visit www.salt4syria.com.
I hope you will show your solidarity with Syrian youth
Show your support for young Syrians under siege by filming yourself tasting a pinch of salt, and sharing the video online. Our aim is to raise awareness for youth living these past 4 years under siege in Eastern Ghouta.