Learning Through Adversity: A Back to School Fundraiser for Palestine Refugees
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Back to School for Refugee Students During the COVID Age

In these unprecedented times, access to a tablet and/or internet connectivity can be what determines whether or not a student can safely continue their education. This digital divide exacerbates preexisting economic inequalities and further marginalized already vulnerable communities. Please join The LEAP Program and our partner on the ground, commonly known as Beit Atfal Assumoud (BAS), or NISCVT, as we raise critically needed funds to support 1,200 Palestine refugee students.

With your generous support, BAS will be able to provide approximately 350 households with both a Tablet and internet connection for the first three months of the school year in order to be able to access online learning. Almost all households have 3+ children, thus providing access to over 1,200 children.

Challenges to Distance Learning in the Camps

Next month, over 35,000 Palestine refugee students will begin the scholastic year with distance schooling. Remote learning is a new phenomena for the Palestine refugee community in Lebanon. Neither the telecommunication architecture, nor household resources are conducive to supporting children in remaining engaged in school. Unfortunately, it is expected that thousands of students will drop-out of school due to such communication barriers. Donate today to ensure no child is left behind and Palestine refugee students continue to have access to inclusive and equitable education!


Children face several obstacles to online learning such as lack of internet connectivity, as well as lack of smart devices. In order to reconcile educational inequities caused by online learning, LEAP is partnering with the National Institute of Social Care and Vocational Training, commonly known as Beit Atfal Assumoud (BAS), to provide students in 3 of the 12 camps with (1) Tablets and (2) Internet connection for the first 3 months of the school year.

The impact of COVID-19 and Economic Instability for Refugees in Lebanon
Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Lebanon in general, and the camps in particular, as well as the deteriorating economic conditions, families are struggling to provide basic necessities such as food and medicine. In order to alleviate the overwhelming burden on families, with your support, BAS will ensure at least 1,200 children, or 350 households, are able to continue in school; otherwise, their education will be tragically and abruptly cut. 

How YOU can help
A donation of $77 will help us provide 1 household, which will support 2+ children with a Tablet ($60) and 3 months of internet coverage to continue to in school ($17).

 

Join us by investing in the education of this generation of Palestine refugee children to ensure they remain in school, despite the adversities they face. Collectively, we are confident we can support more than 350 families!

 

Please give generously and share this fundraiser widely!

For more information, contact LEAP via info@leap-program.org

 

 

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