School Furniture for Dumpsite Kids

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
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Summary

This project will provide tables and chairs for kids rescued from the Tacloban city dumpsite. The kids have missed a lot of class but they're now enrolled in an Alternative Learning System (ALS) based out of a nearby high school. This allows them to re-integrate into a formal learning environment, at a pace adjusted to their previous level of education. But the ALS facility doesn't have enough furniture, and some of the kids are learning, and eating their lunch, on the floor.
$1,700.00
total raised
23
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

There are 38 dumpsite children using the ALS classroom, and regular high school classes also use the space. However, the classroom lacks tables and chairs. Children are uncomfortable during lessons and also their lunch time feeding. Many of them simply stand up or sit on the floor. Most kids do not have tables to write on, and this further disrupts the education of kids who are already behind in school. Without an education these kids will have no chance of escaping poverty.

Solution

By donating today, you'll help us provide comfortable tables and chairs that will allow dumpsite children to learn, and also eat their lunch, comfortably. This, in turn, will help provide a conducive learning facility allowing the disadvantaged dumpsite kids to resume their education and learn important skills for the future. The furniture will also help eliminate back pain suffered by some children who have to use the floor to write.

Long-Term Impact

By providing a conducive learning facility, the dumpsite children will be more motivated to stay in school. For these kids, rescued from hard labour at the dumpsite, this classroom will be a symbol of love and care for them, encouraging them to work hard in their lessons. Together, these impacts will provide a better future for the kids, expanding their education and keeping them away from the dumpsite forever.

Resources

http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org

Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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