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In a class of their own

23 January 2017, Impact of Our Work, Voices from the Field

As Aussie kids prepare to head back to school, we look at some of the different classrooms in the places we work around the world.

With an education, a child’s world opens. It is the key to their future. But sadly, more than one hundred million children around the world are out of school, and it’s often the most marginalised and isolated children who miss out.

Our education projects focus on quality education for children, particularly those in hard-to-reach places. We work with vulnerable children across the globe, including children caught in conflict, children affected by natural disasters, and children in remote or isolated regions.

Here are a few examples of the schools we are helping support.

Central Malawi, Africa

Our Inclusive Education in Malawi Project focuses primarily on children with disabilities. Here, children who are blind or visually impaired study in the resource room at their primary school in central Malawi.

Mae Sot, Thailand

Refugee children from Myanmar in class at Mae La Camp, Thailand. The main objective of this project is to prepare these children for assimilation back into the Burmese curriculum for when they eventually return home.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Children from the Paul Lucien Pricier School, Haiti, are gradually regaining their normal lives after the emotional stress and trauma inflicted by Cyclone Matthew.

Gicumbi district, Rwanda

Sammy reads a children’s book written in Kinyarwanda in his classroom at his school in Gicumbi district, Rwanda.

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Syrian refugee children attend Early Childhood and Care Development classrooms, organised by the education team at Save the Children Lebanon.

Choiseul province, Solomon Islands

Save the Children’s Early Childhood Development centre at Loemuni is preparing children from remote areas for their first years of school.

Atambua, West Timor

Save the Children is supporting early childhood education by providing centres like Aisayah in West Timor with facilities, teacher training and parenting classes.


East Aleppo, Syria

Save the Children supports 13 schools in East Aleppo, eight of which are underground. There are approximately 94,000 school-aged children in the besieged city, but many public schools have been destroyed.

Kununurra, Western Australia

The Miriwoong Language Nest program functions as an environment in which young children are exposed to new language experiences. The program aims to keep the critically endangered Miriwoong language alive.

Banner image: Martin Kharumwa/Save the Children
Photos: Jonas Gratzer/Robert McKechnie/Egan Hwan/Josiane El Khoury/Martin Kharumwa/Ahmed Bayram/Save the Children

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