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£6,257
raised of £6,000 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,257 to provide vital education packs for children and youth in refugee camps in Ethiopia.

    Funded on Friday, 18th December 2020

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    For millions of the world's most vulnerable children, COVID-19 is developing into an education crisis.

    Education can be life saving. Schools provide safe spaces where children can be protected from being easy targets for abuse, exploitation and recruitment into armed forces. Education can also break the cycle of crisis, bring families out of poverty and create a better future.

    Since the outbreak schools in refugee camps have been closed and children have been out of education for months. Millions of children are idle at home with nothing to do. There are no options for virtual classes, no group activities allowed and youth centre and child friendly spaces remain closed. They are at risk of falling into crime, drugs, alcohol abuse and early marriages. (Local NGO worker)

    Urgent short term solutions are needed to support the children and give them the opportunity to learn from home.

    The Step Up has produced a summer education booklet to distribute to thousands of refugees children through partner organisations in Ethiopia including LWF, Plan International, UNHCR and ARRA.

    This will enable children and youth refugees to be productive and continue their education from home, which is vital to their well-being during these stressful times.

    The bespoke distance learning activities were created with the guidance of local NGO staff who have an in-depth understanding of community needs. Contents include health and hygiene information (WASH), psychosocial wellbeing activities, and positive character building.

    We are raising urgent funds to print and distribute these educational booklets.

    Ethiopia has become Africa’s largest refugee-hosting country, providing refuge for hundreds of thousands of people fleeing civil war, ethnic conflict and famine. The Gambella region has the largest refugee population with thousands of refugee children, many who are unaccompanied. These children and youth are desperate to further their education and find opportunities to make a better life.

    Can you help give a Step Up to the most vulnerable children in the world?

    £36 will enable 10 children to receive an education pack.

    £150 will enable 40 children to receive an education pack.

    £300 will enable 100 children to receive an education pack.

    £1500 will sponsor pens to accompany the booklets.

    Thank you for your valuable support!

    Sneak peak of the booklets coming soon....

    www.thestepup.org

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    • Step Up9 months ago
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      Step Up

      9 months ago

      Not all children are back at school! Help us reach our goal so we can print thousands of educational booklets so children in refugee camps can continue learning.

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    • Step Up10 months ago
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      Step Up

      10 months ago

      The Step Up Positive Values and Wellbeing booklet created together with the local community is almost ready. Help us print these important booklets and distribute them to children in refugee camps who are out of school due to Covid.

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    10 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/29/2020 12.52

    Supporters

    34

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 29, 2020

      £105.90

    • Oren Yefet and Ellesheva Kissin

      Oren Yefet and Ellesheva Kissin

      Sep 27, 2020

      Good luck Chayli! Saw your post on fb and thought it was a wonderful cause. Gmar Chatima Tovah.

      £30.00

    • Christian Dovel

      Christian Dovel

      Sep 24, 2020

      £20.00

    • The Salisburys

      The Salisburys

      Sep 24, 2020

      Amazing initiative Chayli.

      £125.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 24, 2020

      This is important work!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 24, 2020

    • Jayne

      Jayne

      Sep 24, 2020

      Good luck for an excellent project

      £100.00

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