We want to say a special thank you to our team of Ambassadors who are holding their 'Hope, Life, Colour, Fun' Ball this weekend, raising funds to help equip and run our tented schools for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
We’re delighted to be welcoming Douglas & Gordon as sponsors for the evening at Cowdray Park, Midhurst, whose support is enabling us to provide a tent school, and train and support four teachers to help educate a hundred refugee children for a year.
This event is happening at an exciting time for the project, as the children have just started their new term. Over the summer the children took two weeks off over Ramadan and then did an extra two weeks of school to catch up on the learning time they lost when their camps were evacuated in December. Despite this, all 264 children in the schools last year completed their learning and passed their exams. To celebrate they enjoyed a graduation week with certificates, rewards and trips.
James Evans, CEO at Douglas & Gordon, said “Children on the Edge is a fantastic charity that we, at Douglas & Gordon, are proud to support. We hope that with our ongoing partnership, Children on the Edge will be able to sustain and grow their projects in Lebanon.”
This year sees an extra 160 children enrol, taking the number of children in the tent schools to over 400. We are excited to have the support of Douglas and Gordon as we begin the new term and see the progress it brings.
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