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£835raised of £2,000 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £835 to fund education efforts for children on Chios, a Greek island barely 5km from Turkey. I'm heading there this January.

    Location
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Category
    Emergencies
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 1st January 2017

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    This January, I'm gong to Chios, a Greek island next to the Turkish coast harbouring thousands of refugees.

    I'll be working for a couple of months with Be Aware and Share (BAAS: http://www.baas-schweiz.ch/), a small Swiss-based organisation helping at critical focal points on European refugee routes.

    BAAS currently run several schools on Chios, offering English and Maths teaching to children.

    The UNHCR estimates that over 1.75 million refugee children are not in primary school education. 1.95 million adolescent refugees are not in secondary education.

    BAAS seeks to ensure that those who arrive on Chios can be offered some level of education whilst detained by governments and authorities.

    Sadly, recent events on Chios has made the work of BAAS and other charities all the more difficult. Attacks by the far-right political party 'Golden Dawn' have left the camps in Chios burning and have restricted access to education facilities. A saddening report on these abusive and discriminatory attacks can be found on the Be Aware and Share Facebook page.

    So this Christmastide, before travelling to Greece, I am hoping to raise some money for this organisation. None of the funds raised will be spent on my own transport or upkeep; 100% of it will go to those in need.

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      22

      • Chloe

        Chloe

        Dec 30, 2016

        Education is a fundamental human right that no child should be denied. Good luck in Chios, Jacob!

      • Jane & Richard Tovey

        Jane & Richard Tovey

        Dec 30, 2016

        Jacob, Wishing you good luck and safe travels. Xxxx

        £25.00

      • Moonira and Aarif Barma

        Moonira and Aarif Barma

        Dec 29, 2016

        Best of luck with this really good cause! Hope everything goes well.

        £25.00

      • Dan McLean

        Dan McLean

        Dec 28, 2016

        £30.00

      • Alex Waygood

        Alex Waygood

        Dec 28, 2016

        £10.00

      • Bridget

        Bridget

        Dec 22, 2016

        Good luck Jacob. I think it's brilliant what you're doing and wish you well. I look forward to reading your updates and will share them widely :) All the best.

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Dec 19, 2016

      About the fundraiser
      Jacob Warn

      Jacob Warn

      Bristol, United Kingdom

      My name's Jacob. I'm a university graduate in Classics and English and hold the Trinity CertTESOL in English teaching. This January I'm travelling to Chios, an island separated from Turkey by only 5km. As such, it is a focal point for refugees trying to reach Europe.

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