In December 2016, REACT successfully implemented a collaborative educational project with Darfuri school teachers from the refugee camps in Eastern Chad. Centered around the ‘Right to Play’, 3 primary schools in East London UK sent donations of sports equipment and educational resources to Darfuri refugee schools in Chad. The children from both UK and Chad also exchanged letters about their daily lives and aspirations. The donations of 500 pairs of football boots and girls sports shoes were distributed by the Darfuri teachers to students who excelled in particular subjects and who also had regular attendance. Further donations from REACT were stored by the teachers to provide an incentive to students to attend classes.
Phil CoxREACT connects Darfuri Refugee schools with primary schools in Hackney London
A Thank you Note from a head teacher in the Am Nabak camp in Chad to English school children who fundraised. The head mistress Fatima Ibrahim says:
‘ Dear children, – from here so far away in the desert, we have learnt of your generosity. For us in the camps, education is everything. It gives us value, when we feel we have no value. It makes us feel human and have human standards. In the camps many people feel guilty, like it was our fault we are in this terrible situation. With small assistance we can have something to aim for and prepare ourselves. As human beings we can prove our humanity by learning’
Phil CoxDarfuri Head Teacher sends a personal note of thanks
On Eid day, more than 1,000 Darfuri children aged 5 to 14 woke up to a nice surprise and double celebration in the refugee camp of Am Nabak, Chad. More than 1,200 books were delivered to them that day thanks to REACT, the support of the British Council and UNHCR/WFP.
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