Sep 2, 2021

Help Refugee Kids Get the Education They Deserve

Help Refugee Children Get Education
Help Refugee Children Get Education

Education is a privilege everyone deserves, regardless of nationality, race, ethnicity, or religion. That is exactly what the JAAGO Foundation aims to do all across the country. JAAGO’s Safe Haven Project for Rohingya children targets to help 500 distressed children through better education facilities, trauma management, emotional healing, and development.

 

These Rohingya refugees faced chaos and suffering, being forced to flee from their own country to Bangladesh, leaving everything they knew behind. Their identities were lost as they settled down in a different place, different country, with unknown people. Nothing remained of their past lives except for haunting memories. Still, flickers of hope were reignited once more when they got the opportunity to educate their children and help them overcome their troubles- through the Safe Haven Project. 

 

At Chitttagong’s Kutupalong Refugee Camp, hundreds of small children have post-traumatic stress disorder after having to experience extreme violence and atrocity at a very young age. They are victims of neglect, abuse, and trauma that has emotionally and physically scarred them severely. To help them overcome these battles, the Safe Haven Project launched several initiatives to support them in healing quicker. 

 

The Safe Haven Project provided them aid to conquer their mental and physical difficulties and improve their lives through better hygiene, protection, nutrition, care, love, and clear communication with professionals.  For them, it was a prospect of a brighter future, the defeat of the battles of their past, and the freedom to dream. With the help of the project and our volunteers, these inspiring and determined children have finally found a safe sanctuary where they could dare to dream.

 

With daily activities, games, learning courses, and interactive sessions, the young children got a chance for their well-deserved education and an experience of how everyday life feels like. These subjugated people have been provided with better medical facilities, food distribution, protection, and education and are gradually improving. The greatest gift for JAAGO Foundation is seeing the bright smiles of the people who have suffered for so long.

 

Although all the learning centres are closed right now, the Sesame Street Organization has taken the initiative to provide us with various posters to display on the centres’ walls to raise awareness of the situation at hand. This content will allow children to have an exciting and visual learning experience about the Coronavirus and create COVID awareness among them. 

 

Today we see ourselves standing in a place where everyone’s lives have changed drastically, and the future remains uncertain, especially for the Rohingya refugees. 

They are now faced with another severe crisis that threatens to crush them again- COVID-19. As the global pandemic is raging on, the second wave of COVID-19 in Bangladesh remains a national concern. Consequently, due to the overcrowding situation at the camp and the threat of the virus spreading, the learning centres have been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, with food distribution and medical services being the only facilities available. Nevertheless, we have remained in contact with the refugees and our students to ensure that they are safe and healthy in the midst of this hardship.

 

Throughout our journey with the Safe Haven Project, we have been tirelessly supported by various organisations and individuals. We believe that we can soon get back with our students to start teaching them again. Today, we hope that you can also help us by contributing to this cause for the better future of the Rohingya refugees who have struggled so much but have never given up. 

Awareness Posters by Sesame Street
Awareness Posters by Sesame Street
Learning contents on the walls of learning centres
Learning contents on the walls of learning centres
Children Hopes to Go back to School
Children Hopes to Go back to School
Empowering the Rohingya Children through Knowledge
Empowering the Rohingya Children through Knowledge
Aug 3, 2021

You Can Help Children Reach Their Full Potential

Rabeya* from JAAGO Bandarban school does not want network issues to disrupt her education. So she travels miles every day to her school and calls her teachers to take lessons and homework. But she is in need of your support currently. Help children like Rabeya get an education and take on the world.

 

Rabeya studies in grade 4 at JAAGO Bandarban school. She is receiving her education over the telephone, as schools are now closed due to the pandemic. However, her home in Bandarban is in a hilly area outside of telephone and mobile network coverage. Not willing to let this disrupt her education, she travels every day to her school campus with her father, which has network access and calls her teachers to take lessons and homework. She sits on the school balcony every day until sunset and finishes her homework and studies. For her security, one of our community officers accompanies her during her entire stay at the school premises. 

 

Because of supporters like you, Rabeya and her family have hope that she’ll be able to go back to school and have another chance at a childhood. Creating lasting change in the lives of these children facing a crisis, poverty is absolutely not possible without you.

But there are more children across Bangladesh who share a similar story and need your urgent support. Please give now to ensure we can help children like Rabeya each and every day moving forward.

 

Gratitude Note:

 

JAAGO Foundation has always dreamt of a better tomorrow where our children, no matter what economic background they come from, will have the opportunity to receive an education. And it couldn't have been possible without our NGO partners, corporates, donors, and well-wishers who have been our companions in the journey of fulfilling this dream. Your help and support have always inspired us to move forward. Thank you for your generous support of our “Free of Cost School for Underprivileged Children” project, which has been able to put a smile on the faces of 4000 underprivileged children. We would love to express our appreciation on behalf of all JAAGO students, teachers, parents, and employees. With you all, we dream of a beautiful future.

 

*Under the safeguarding policy to protect the child's rights, either the name or the picture, or both, have been changed. 




Help Children Go Back to school
Help Children Go Back to school
Education for Everyone
Education for Everyone
Jun 22, 2021

Breaking the Cycle of Malnutrition

Food Distribution
Food Distribution

Due to COVID-19, most underprivileged people lost their jobs and don't have income, so they depend on organisations or individuals to help them. It is not an exaggeration to say that your donations have made a real difference in this crisis. Many families now have food at their table. This is the power of your contributions. 

 

But unfortunately, there are millions of people who still need our support. This is why JAAGO implements a healthy living program to ensure that our students and their families have access to nutritious food. One of our most constant donors of healthy meals for the students is “Thrive”. 

 

On June 17th, Thrive provided around 500 monthly food packages to our JAAGO Banani School student’s families. The package included food items such as Rice, Lentils, Soybean Oil, Eggs, Bottle Gourd, Cauliflower, Green Papaya, Muffins and Biscuits. We express our deepest gratitude to Thrive for always standing beside these marginalised communities.  

 

JAAGO is working towards breaking the cycle of poverty through education among thousands of underprivileged community children. Given the fact “Underprivileged”, these children and their family cannot meet the challenge of their daily bread. Hence, providing proper nutrition for their growth is preparing them for the future. 

 

To continue implementing this humanitarian project, we warmly invite you to start a Monthly Donation. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. That is the best way to ensure an ongoing impact. We are looking forward to seeing your support. 

 

Thank You Note

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you on behalf of JAAGO Foundation for your contribution to fighting poverty and achieving the right to nutrition for thousands of children in Bangladesh. Your contribution means a lot to us. The financial support from your side would help us fulfil our mission of ensuring a healthy generation for a better world. With the funds donated by you, we would transform the lives of many children and their families. We believe your kindness equips the JAAGO students to break the cycle of poverty in the best possible way.

 
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