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Global appeal to connect children from disadvantaged backgrounds

A children’s charity is calling on people to donate to an innovative project which will bring children from refugee and slum communities together online.

Children on the Edge, a charity based in Chichester in the South of England, has launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise money for the programme.

The project will allow refugee children in Bangladesh to connect with children in slum communities in Bangladesh using simple technology.

The charity says that the project will allow children them to express themselves and connect with others around the world, while helping to create an online community where children can share and celebrate their experiences, similarities and differences.

John Littleton, Children on the Edge Asia Regional Manager, said:

The idea of the platform is just to give children in these circumstances – slums, refugee camps and marginalised communities the ability to share what’s on their mind. Who they are, what they enjoy, what their challenges are.

Pledge your support for the campaign (www.crowdfunder.co.uk/connecting-refugee-children) or call the charity’s fundraising team on 01243 538 530. 

The innovative digital programme which was launched last year in Bangladesh and has been shortlisted for the education award at the AbilityNet Tech4Good awards.

Photo by Children on The Edge (Green screen recording in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh)

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