Voimme tukea lasten tulevaisuutta
Kun konflikti tai luonnon katastrofi tuhoaa yhteisöjä, perheet eivät ainoastaan menetä kotejaan, he menettävät myös kaiken, mikä tekee heidän elämästään normaalia.
Lapsille tämä usein tarkoittaa sitä, että koulutkin ovat hävinneet tai lapset joutuvat kauas kouluistaan ja joutuvat jättämään opiskelunsa kesken.
Jokainen päivä, kun lapsi joutuu olemaan pois koulusta, pienentää hänen mahdollisuuttaan päästä pois köyhyydestä ja saada hyvä työ. Usein epävakaissa tilanteissa lapsilla ei ole mitään turvallista paikkaa johon mennä ja heidän mahdollisuutensa saada ystäviä hupenevat.
Tämän vuoksi toimitamme myös KouluBoxeja ShelterBoxien ja ShelterKitien rinnalla. Jokaisessa KouluBoxissa on tarpeeksi materiaaleja 50 oppilaalle sekä opettajalle. Kun lapset menettävät kaiken, KouluBoxi mahdollistaa heidän opiskelujensa jatkamisen ja palauttaa hyvän tulevaisuuden mahdollisuuden.
Mitä KouluBoxi sisältää
Our ingenious SchoolBoxes contain all the items needed to run a school almost anywhere. They include:
- Blackboard paint can be painted on any surface to set up a classroom almost anywhere
- 1,000 pieces of chalk can keep a school running for months
- Yellow school bags are made from strong waterproof bags to carry school materials – children love having a bag of their own!
- A solar/wind up radio enables classes to tune into lessons taught on the radio
- Colouring books and pens provide children with a fun way of expressing themselves
Send a child like faith back to school
When a nearby dam failed and flooded Faith’s village in Zimbabwe, she and her family moved to a temporary shelter in Chingwizi.
They were safe and warm, but Faith was now miles away from her school. Without a school, there was no way for her to continue her education.
Our ShelterBox response team returned to Chingwizi because they heard that a group of dedicated teachers were doing all they could to give lessons to the local children.
They set up in a large, open-sided tent covered in thick red dust. They had no chairs, tables or books and were down to their last piece of chalk.
The teachers were dedicated, but they were also desperate.
We knew we could help. When our team returned to the school to deliver our SchoolBoxes, word had got out and the whole village was there to greet us. It was an incredible sight. 600 children sat in a huge semicircle, along with the entire village.
Prayers were said and speeches were made. When the first SchoolBox was opened, the teachers were just as excited as the children. The bright yellow bags immediately captured the gaze of every child. They couldn’t wait to have one of their own.
Everyone knew that a school meant a future for their children
When it was Faith’s turn to receive her yellow school bag, she looked fit to burst with delight. Faith treated her bag like it was a treasure. After all her possessions had been washed away in the floods, this was the first thing she’d been given that was all hers.
We provided the village with enough SchoolBoxes for all 600 children in the village. As each child walked home that day with a bright yellow bag on their back, we knew they had their future back.
We urgently need your help to send more SchoolBoxes to children who have lost their future to disaster and conflict. Please donate today to help send more children like Faith back to School.