During initial research
done by Children on the Edge for their project with the Rohingya refugee
community on the border of Bangladesh and Burma, the people in the camps
described how above anything else they wanted education for their children.
Since its inception the
programme has grown and expanded, effectively preventing an entrire generation
of Rohingya children from growing up completely unable to read and write.
This is an investment into their future, but the charity has also found it’s
influencing the present.
- Children are healthier
This is not only because
they are coming to school instead of playing in the open sewers running through
the camp, but because they can now read about health clinic times and places
and makes sure their whole family can access healthcare.
Literacy is also broadening their
Children describe how
they are starting to read the scraps of newspaper that market food is wrapped
in and learning about what is going on outside what is effectively a prison
Just £10 can buy a blackboard
for a class in Bangladesh
Please take the time to view our charity auction on ebay
. 100% goes automatically to Children on the Edge.
Sandra and Nick