Classrooms > Conflict
We're responding to the refugee education crisis by providing temporary and semi-permanent education solutions for children displaced due to conflict.
Through partnerships with local leaders and front-line organizations, we are bridging the gap between emergency relief and long-term development. From rebuilding bombed-out classrooms to providing school supplies in refugee camps, our vision is simple:
education in every situation.
In South Sudan, not all those fleeing the conflict head across the border–some become internally displaced. These are children who have fled the immediate violence, but are still in an unstable region. For others, the conflict has subsided, but their communities still haven't recovered.
Regardless, in these areas we will be providing transitional education programming until full reconstruction can take place.
Project Spotlight: Outside of Juba, we are working to supply damaged schools with desks, books, and other urgently needed supplies.
As the civil war in South Sudan continues, refugee camps are bursting at the seams. Uganda alone has received over 1 million South Sudanese refugees, and camps struggle to provide aid beyond the most urgent needs. 66% of children do not have access to education.
Project Spotlight: In Rhino Camp, just 6% of secondary school age children are in school. We are working with partners inside the camp, and preparing to launch school programming to change that number.
War brings violence, and violence brings destruction. Countless people across South Sudan are struggling to rebuild their communities, including their schools. Most aid organization won't provide building aid until the conflict is completely over, fearing the structures will simply be destroyed again. This leaves a gap: communities are forced to wait indefinitely for help to arrive.
Our solution is to build cheaper, semi-permanent school structures. Designed to last 5-7 years, these pre-fab buildings are more affordable than a typical school, and can serve as a transitional solution until a permanent building can be developed.
Project Spotlight: Our Building Reconstruction Fund will set aside finances designated for rebuilding schools in recovering communities.
Our initial focus is on the South Sudanese Civil War, working with both internally-displaced children, and refugees who have fled the country.
In Uganda, we will primarily be operating in the Rhino Camp refugee settlement, located near the South Sudan border.
As we grow, and as the needs evolve, our areas of focus will be constantly evaluated to ensure we are making the greatest impact.