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Globally, there are millions of underprivileged children deprived of the essential resources to help them learn due to poverty and disasters. According to UNICEF figures, almost one fifth of the world's child population will never attend school.
On an individual basis, an opportunity to learn and an education for these children could be their lifeline to a future out of poverty - on a world scale, educating the future generation is a key force towards human development and global stability.
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, displaced children are often faced with trauma, grief and shock. Following the Asian tsunami in 2004, many children were unable to talk about their experience, but could express their feelings in writing or by drawing. The contents of a SchoolBag can therefore play an important role in the emotional rehabilitation process for children following a disaster.
Similarly, many children survivors of big earthquake, tsunami and flooding disasters, where homes and possessions are lost, often end up living in Refugee or Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps. A key factor these children need is routine in the form of schooling. The contents of a SchoolBag are fundamentally important in this situation as they can help assist in the set up of temporary schools to give these children a sense of normality.
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