We are delighted to announce that we will not only be benefitting from a second year of incredible generosity from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, but funding will be extended to support our work with refugee children in both Lebanon and Uganda.
Throughout 2020, the Postcode Global Trust donated vital funding to the work we support in Lebanon, providing education for over 500 Syrian refugee children. No-one could have predicted just how crucial this funding would be, as the pandemic, economic and political crisis, and the explosion in Beirut caused widespread poverty and hardship for both the refugee community and hundreds of struggling Lebanese families.
Having built relationships with 30 communities in the Kyaka II refugee settlement in western Uganda, Children on the Edge are working alongside them to rebuild and regenerate learning spaces, train refugee teachers, provide microloans and develop an early learning programme for thousands of displaced Congolese children, that is completely owned by local refugees.
In Lebanon the grant will support safe spaces and quality education for 570 Syrian children. Children and teachers are brought in safely from their camps in dedicated minibuses. Spacious classrooms, a Postcode-funded computer room, a playground, and a variety of workshops provide refugee children with a much-loved haven away from the bleak camps, where they can learn a bespoke curriculum in their own dialect.
Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery have so far raised over £600 million for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally. Eloise Armstrong, Fundraising Manager at Children on the Edge says “Thousands of people play the People’s Postcode Lottery, many of whom have no idea that their ticket money goes to support the work of charities like ourselves. The faithful support of Postcode Global Trust has sustained our work in Lebanon through an extremely volatile 2020 and we’re excited to see what can be achieved in this new year”.
Find out more about the work we support in Kyaka II and Lebanon as well as all of the good causes funded by the players of Postcode Lottery.