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    Heightening the beginning of the year excitement for kids

    Day 294

    Back to School

    You probably remember the start of the school year and all the ritual around it. Getting your cutest back to school outfit ready to go, reconnecting with friends, and gathering up all your supplies.

    Young refugees in Bidi Bidi get excited about the same back to school bustle of activity – but they also face barriers to getting the things they need to feel ready. . Their parents struggle to pull everything together.

    A backpack goes everywhere with you – it holds all your books, papers, pens, and pencils. So we thought we’d help out by getting some young kids a tool to start the year off right.

    Our team in Bidi Bidi had the idea to bring a surprise for little ones about to kick off classes – backpacks!

    The children were over the moon with excitement to get their new bags. They held them close, treasuring the gift.

    Now these kids can show up to their classes in style, backpacks on their backs, ready to fill them with books and lessons from the new year!

    This change made possible by Atomic Data.

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