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This July, Sue and Tim will be raising funds for Global Care, a Coventry based charity, which for the past 30 years has supported the most vulnerable children globally with their pioneering work. Knightlow CE school in Stretton has adopted Global Care for a three-year joint initiative. We are aiming to fundraise as much as possible to support the ‘Shack Schools Project’. This project aims to educate Syrian children, who having fled the civil war, are living in refugee camps in Lebanon.
Global Care partners with ‘Out of the Wilderness Lebanon’ a
grassroots organisation aiming to support the enormous needs of refugee families in this tiny nation, where a staggering 1-in-5 of the population is now a Syrian refugee. The need for education is one of many pressing problems for refugee families – without it, the children are at risk of exploitation, extremism and a life of enduring poverty. When the war in Syria ends, a whole generation will have failed to acquire even basic skills, and won’t be able to help rebuild their homes or their nation.
Global Care’s innovative Shack School supports around 100 children, aged between 6 and 12, living in tented roadside settlements in the Bekaa Valley. Based in a shack structure similar to the tents in which families live, the Shack School has four classrooms and a small outdoor play area. Children are learning Arabic, Mathematics and French. They are learning how to hold a pencil, to write their name, to count, to concentrate, to think logically… to have hope for the future.
Global Care are committed to funding this project for the next two years, at least. It costs around £24,000 per year to run the Shack School, including rent, teacher salaries, and all school resources for 100 children. Our aim with this bike ride is to simply support Global Care and raise funds for this project.
There is more information available at www.globalcare.org/lebanon
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