School Supplies

Books, pencils, pens and paper. These essential learning tools are often out of reach for refugees who left everything behind. You can provide school supplies to a student eager to return to class — and build a brighter future.


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With school supplies in hand, Khajida finally gets to go to school

 

Khajida was 12 before she stepped inside a classroom. Back home in Sudan, this bright girl dreamed of going to school, but the nearest one was a 2-hour walk away. Still, life with her parents and siblings was a happy one — until armed groups tore through her hometown, destroyed her family’s house and farm and forced them to flee.

Since finding safety in the UNHCR-supported Doro refugee camp, Khajida’s wish to pursue an education has come true. Despite her late start, she’s happy again — and thriving. “Now I can finally dream,” she says. She’s also helping her family. “Now I can teach my parents and all my little sisters and brothers. My parents are so proud of me,” she continued.

Khajida’s books and pens are some of her most prized possessions. They are her building blocks to a brighter future.

“I’m so happy that I can read. Now I can finally dream of my future,” says 12-year-old South Sudanese refugee Khajida.

"I'm so happy that I can read. Now I can finally dream of my future," says 12-year-old South Sudanese refugee Khajida.

 

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Equipping refugee children with the tools they need

 

"When I'm in the classroom I feel safe," says 10-year-old Ethiopian refugee Josef, who attends school in Yemen.

12-year-old Burundian refugee Muganzifuri studies math in Mahama refugee camp.

12-year-old Burundian refugee Muganzifuri studies math in Mahama refugee camp.

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We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible to help refugees. The catalog items shown reflect periodic surveys of the countries UNHCR operates in and represent both the need and price of critical aid items. Although each item is representative of the gift category in which it appears, donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most.

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