July started with a bang with the launch of our newest virtual challenge - Summer Steps for Refugees - and the highlights didn’t stop there. We were thrilled to find out that our digital education programme had won an iFDesign Award and we were able to hear for the first time from some of the Rohingya refugees who have been relocated to the remote Bhasan Char Island. Read on to catch up with some of our news from this month.
SEEING LIFE ON BHASAN CHAR ISLAND
Thousands of Rohingya refugee families have been relocated from the world's largest refugee camp, Kutupalong, to Bhasan Char, a 15 square-mile silt island in the Bay of Bengal. Access to the remote island is limited, but for the very first time, we’ve been able to interview some of the children and families that we work with.
Watch our video to hear their thoughts and find out what life is like for refugees living on Bhasan Char.
Click the button below to find out more about the situation on Bhasan Char, and how our education programme is helping Rohingya communities on the island.
SUMMER STEPS FOR REFUGEES
Our Summer Steps for Refugees virtual challenge kicked off, with over 100 people signing up to walk 10,000 steps every single day during July. Together they walked millions of steps and raised more than £2,265.Take a look at our video to see what they got up to throughout the month.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP
On International Day of Friendship we spoke to some of the children we work with to find out about the friends they have made in the classrooms we support around the world.