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Displaced Iraqi Students

Student 2 Student Coalition with HELPIRAQ.ORG.

Student 2 Student Coalition (S2S) is a branch of the network under the St. Thomas Diocese which provides Humanitarian Aid & Advocacy for college students in Northern Iraq who are displaced due to religious persecution. S2S is a youth movement that seeks to connect students in America with students in Iraq and bring to light the reality and hardship which Iraqi students endure.

Upcoming Event! 3-23-19

We are excited to announce a collaboration with @casa_ou @umdearborncasa@wsu_casa @udm_casa !! At not just your ordinary Laser Tag, but MI Combat! 100% of the proceeds go to our students back home! Spread the word and contact Collin if you have any questions or would like to sign up. Space is limited!!! It’s going to be a fantastic time you don’t want to miss!!

When: Saturday March 23rd

Where: MI COMBAT- 2636 S Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Cost: $30

Contact Collin at 248-331-7729 for your spot or questions.

Two years ago, during the fall of Mosul to the ISIS, the world witnessed the suffering and persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq as they were driven from their homes, businesses and way of life. One community affected by this humanitarian disaster is the Iraqi students that affiliate themselves with the minority religion in that region of the world, Christianity. For many displaced students in Iraq, education is not possible due to costly transportation and living expenses. For those who are able to pursue an education, they have no choice but to live in over-crowded homes with inadequate school supplies and necessities.

Student 2 Student Coalition (S2S), supported by and under the St. Thomas Diocese, is a student led, non-profit organization in metro-Detroit providing humanitarian aid & advocacy for Christian students and other minorities in Northern Iraq who are displaced due to religious persecution.

Our vision is a world where the opportunities are the same for students regardless of religion.

Support our mission to provide humanitarian aid and advocacy by joining the $10/month Campaign. As students in America, we recognize the financial difficulties we face here – with college loans and so many other expenses – and yet we know that we have a real desire to help these struggling students. The simplest things that we take for granted: education, a job, a house, are miracles for the displaced students, and can be taken away from them at any moment. Ten dollars might not seem like a lot for our suffering students, but more than money, it is our message to them saying, “We are with you. You are not alone. You are not forgotten.” As the movement grows, these $10 donations will provide educational opportunities that would not be possible otherwise.

Please consider joining this mission and spreading awareness of our cause!

2018 Opportunities 


  • Student 2 Student is looking for students that are passionate about writing and can help with maintaining HelpIrap website.
  • Student 2 Student’s marketing team needs volunteers who will help organize fundraisers.
  • The Chaldean Catholic churches are looking for young adults to help with booths at the end of mass. Volunteers will speak with individuals about what the organizations are about along with collecting donations.

If you are interested in helping Student 2 Student or want more information please contact us


  • January 31st- Say Yes to Linda’s Dress
    • Charge: $40 per person or 3 for $100  Includes music, dancing, fashion show, food, and raffles
    • Ages: All ages (Women Only)
    • Directions: Villa Pennas-43985 Hayes Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
  • January 18th- Ice Skating Event
    • Charge: $15 per person.  Includes skates and skating
    • Ages: All ages
    • Directions: Campus Martius- 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
    • Collaboration: WSU, UDM UoM Dearborn, and OU CASA


  • October 20th- S2S Halloween Party
    • Charge: $20 per person.  Includes music by Dj Savio, Costume Contest, and 50/50 raffle!
    • Ages: 21 years of age and older
    • Directions: The Bosco Ferndale from 9PM-2AM.  The address is 22930 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
    • Optional: Wear Costume
  • October 6th- Detroit Bus Tour with Fr. Andrew
    • Charge: $35 per ticket
    • Ages: All Ages
    • Directions: We will meet at ECRC at 8:00AM. The address is 4875 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 
    • SEATS ARE LIMITED!! Contact Collin Konja at 248-331-7729 or Vincent Lirato at 248-808-4810 to reserve your spot!
  • September 21st- S2S Takes On The Tigers Game 
    • Charge: $25 per ticket
    • Ages: All Ages
    • Directions: We will meet at Comerica Park at 7:10PM.
    • SEATS ARE LIMITED!! Contact Collin Konja at 248-331-7729 to reserve your spot!
  • September 4th- Car Wash At St. Joseph
    • Charge: Donation only per car.
    • Ages: N/A
    • Directions: We will be at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church on September 4th from 4:30PM-7:30PM. The address 2442 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48083.
    • Volunteers needed!! Contact Collin Konja at 248-331-7729 to volunteer!
  • July 28- Kayak Canoe Trip with Wayne State CASA
    • Charge: $35 for Kayak or $55 for Canoe (Both include picnic and volleyball)
    • Ages: All Ages
    • Directions: We meet at 39126 Kleino Ct Sterling Heights MI 48313 at 9:30AM. From there a shuttle will take us to 42700 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314. We will kayak/canoe down to where we started. From there we will have a picnic at another nearby park!
    • SEATS ARE LIMITED!! Contact John Hirmiz at 586-747-3476 or Collin Konja at 248-331-7729 to reserve your spot!


  • July 28- Cedar Point Trip
    • Charge: $65 for transportation, admission, and S2S T-shirt
    • Ages: 18+ welcome
    • Directions: Meet at Mother of God Church parking lot at 7 AM. Bus departs to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio at 7:30 AM. Bus will return to Mother of God parking lot roughly around midnight.
    • SEATS ARE LIMITED!! Contact the receptionist at 248-406-2052 to reserve your spot!
    • Thank you Sea Vodka and Help Iraq for your support!
  • May 18- Bowling For A Cause
    • Charge: $20 per person for 2 games of cosmic bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pop, DJ Bangerz
    • Ages: 18 years of age and older
    • Directions: Universal Lanes 2101 E. 12 Mile Rd. Warren, MI 48092 . The event will be from 7PM-12AM.
    • Optional: Wear White

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Our Kirkuk lasted just two years. We supported the students with printers, medical school supplies, laptops, and ink to Kirkuk for 400 then 500 students in 2017. Originally there were 10 homes. At the start of the 2017 semester there were 15 houses. Each home held anywhere from 20-40 students.

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In Dehuk we helped by providing housing for 16 girls next to a nun’s home so that they would not need to drive for two hours to attend school. We are looking to renew this project this year! At the end of 2017 we still had five girls attending. We are expecting more this year!

Student 2 Student Needs Your Help

Many of the displaced students are living in houses funded by the Chaldean Catholic Church away from their displaced families in an effort to complete their education. Student2Student strives to provide these displaced students with transportation, housing, and other necessities.



Instagram: @student2studentcoalition

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