Although education is universally reverred, it is not universally avaliable. There are so many refugee children who lose out on access to education, because they have to escape from wars and crises that displace them from their home community. For refugee children, education represents a way for them to keep moving forward in their lives. A way for them to rise beyond their circumstances.  

By losing out on education, refugee children lose out on the chance to take their fates into their own hands. 

“Everyone has the right of being educated, it is a basic human right” 

– – -1951 Refugee Convention 

Fahed was only 10 years old when he started working at a vegetable store to help his mother earn some income. For only HK$23 a day, he had to work 10-hour shifts. Fahed was a Syrian refugee who fled to Lebanon with his family.  “My employer used to beat me. If I couldn’t carry something, he would beat me and tell me I should,” he recalled. Most of the children have not been to school before because of their situation. Many would love a chance to start school and get out of the conditions they are living in. 

Your Assistance can change the fate of Refugee Children

Solar Lantern for Four Families

Being able to have light at night brings a sense of security, and control over your environment. For refugee families, this can help them adjust to their unfamiliar new surroundings in a camp. For their child, it means that they can turn on the light at night and keep learning. They can do their homework in safety under the solar light.

Catch-up Tutorial (Two Classes)

Provide catch-up classes for children in Syria whose education stopped when they were bombed out of their classrooms.

Education stops when children are forced to flee. This gift helps pay for catch-up tutoring to assist refugee children who were forced to fall behind in their studies.

HK$2,600 will provide two classes with critical remedial lessons to get them back on track.

Blackboard for Six Classrooms

Equip six classrooms in refugee camps in Rwanda. HK$3,900 can provide six teachers and their students with a blackboard for their lessons in a camp’s makeshift classroom.

Children being forced to flee their homes inevitably have no access to school or education. This gift can help change this today.

Listen more from refugee children’s hoping in education

“I hope I can be educated in school and learn new knowledge.” 

Divine Amoti, a Republic of the Congo refugee  

“I started school here in the camp; back then, we only had one textbook that we had to share with 20 others. Today, I’m glad to see that girls now have access to digital tools that can help them think outside the box.”

–Avak Duot, a refugee from South Sudan

Please give refugee children the chance of receiving education

You can provide solar lanterns to four refugee families so the refugee children can learn at night. 

You can provide two catch-up classes to refugee children to catch up on the learning process, who’s education has been interrupted by conflicts. 

You can establish six classrooms and blackboards so that refugee children can be educated in their temporary classrooms. 

How does “Shop for Refugees” work?

Gifts in “Shop for Refugees” are symbolic items that represent UNHCR’s lifesaving assistance and services all around the world. When you choose to send vital and empowering gifts from an array of options, ranging from food, clean water, shelter, medical to school supplies, the income generated from “Shop for Refugees” will be used to support UNHCR’s works to protect people forced to flee, find solutions to resolve refugee issues and ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum.