What a beautiful way to kick off the new year with Green Kids team visiting the beautiful children of the Dyarbekir Primary School in Kirkuk. Most of their parents are brave peshmerga risking their lives fighting isis at the borders of the restless city of Kirkuk. I decided not to spend money on giving a birthday party, but instead donate to Green Kids. Our lovely Green Kids volunteers only provided school material, as a small gesture of celebrating my birthday with these beautiful children. We promise to visit back Dyarbekir primary school this spring to provide school bags, a green garden and of course painting the school. There for I am asking all my friends not to give me any gifts but to donate to green kids and together we can create a happy place for these beautiful children of Kirkuk. Thank you all for your birthday wishes.