The leaves are changing color, sweaters are being pulled out from the back of the closet, and kids everywhere are slinging on their backpacks to head back to school. Here at Millie’s, we’re getting ready to kick-off of our very own Back to School campaign too!
In honor of International Literacy Day this month, we want to #StuffTheBackpacks of 30 refugee kiddos in Za’atari Refugee Camp who will be enrolling in our pilot literacy program this spring.
A brand spankin’ new backpack stuffed to the brim with educational goodies costs $50. But whether you’re able to contribute $5 or $50, all donations will be used to fill a refugee child’s backpack, ensuring they have all they need to be successful in Millie’s literacy programs. Whatever you’re able to contribute, you can make a tangible difference in the life of a refugee child in Za’atari today.
April 23rd is World Book Day! Want to help us celebrate? YOU can provide brand new books for a Syrian refugee child by donating $25 today!*
Currently, humanitarian actors allocate only 3.6% of their budgets to investments in formal and informal education programs. Compounding this lack of investment in education is the growing problem of book deserts. In many refugee camps and low-income host communities, it is difficult or virtually impossible for families to get their hands on reading materials. Unfortunately, this has a negative impact on childhood development of pre-literacy skills that assist with language acquisition and socio-emotional development. We’re not satisfied with this reality. Are you?