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Funding for our mobile, trauma-informed classroom for migrant children in Tijuana

$1225.00 out of $5000.00 donated

Giving Tuesday 2019

 

The Schoolbox Project

 

The Schoolbox Project: Border Program is a special collaboration with Border Angels, a non-profit organization that has been providing humanitarian support to migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border for over 30 years. Volunteers, largely from the local community, under the direction of our Site Coordinator utilize a Schoolbox “Skoolie” to deliver education, art, and play activities to children to three migrant shelters throughout Tijuana. We serve approximately 150 children a week.

 

Most of the children being served are refugees and asylees seeking safety from political and gang violence in Central America, but many are also children who have been deported from the United States. Program sessions also provide an opportunity to identify vulnerable children and to make critical resource referrals for children who may otherwise fall through the cracks. In 2020, we hope to be able to provide a uniform and stocked backpack to each student, and to continue to provide virtual and in person training to our team on the ground.

 

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Skoolie

 

Amount requested: $5,000.00