With new shoes on, first and second graders can walk into school with confidence.
Refugee families often struggle to make ends meet. Sometimes this means that they cannot afford to properly outfit their children for school. Through our partners at IVY, TentED learned that at Garanawa Elementary (since renamed Kobani Elementary School), far too many boys and girls were going to class in shoes that were not right for the season, didn’t fit, or were just too worn. TentED quickly purchased and distributed 97 new pairs of quality shoes to every first and second grader at the school.
Many of the children who attend the school live outside of organized camp communities and on the periphery of, or within, nearby Erbil. IVY project coordinator Sheelan Sher appreciated assistance from TentED when the IVY budget could not be stretched further. “I’m happy because now I am sure we will be able to keep all of our kids in school for the new study year. They have what they need.”