On the 10th of June 2017, The Indie Music Cup will see 32 mixed gender independent music companies come together for a 5-a-side tournament for Syria Relief @ Shoreditch Powerleague.
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The Indie Music Cup 2017 fundraising project: Rowad school, Ghouta, Syria.
Summary: As the Syrian crisis enters it’s sixth year, over 3 million children in Syria and abroad are not in school. Over 6000 schools in Syria have been destroyed or made inoperative. As a result enrolment into schools has dropped by 50%, with some of the worst affected areas such as Ghouta only having 6% of children enrolled in schools.
In areas such as Ghouta, now under siege for six years, children are the most affected victims of the crisis, many of whom are homeless, without care and without access to food. The education system in Ghouta has completely collapsed, however some learning spaces such Rowad school are run by volunteer teachers or local communities. The goal of funding Rowad school is to provide quality education, basic psychosocial support, meals and a safe space to displaced and local children.
Details of Rowad school: The school is located in Duma town in Eastern Ghouta that has a population of 100,000. The school itself has the capacity for 240 children. It has remained a boys school since the siege, but there is a girls school in the area too. Rowad school is classified as a safe school as it is set away from hot spots where direct clashes occur. Every precaution is taken to ensure that if the school is under threat in any way, the school will be closed and children taken to safe spaces such as underground.
IMC’s Goal: Our goal is to be able to raise £10,000 – 15,000. This is what the school needs to keep it open for 6 months.
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