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    Getting Bilal's students ready for school

    Day 342

    Dress for Success

    Whether in school, work, or just everyday life, the clothes you wear have an impact on how you’re feeling. When it’s time to hit the gym, you want something you can move around in. As you step into a job interview, you’re looking for something that conveys confidence. And when you’re a student at Bilal Primary School, you want your uniform to be respectful and clean.

    Bilal is in El Neem Refugee Camp in East Darfur. It’s filled with bright students who are excited and eager to learn, despite the challenges.

    One of our staff members, Dr Kalthoum, brought an issue to our attention…Many of the students of Bilal had very well-loved uniforms and it was not making them feel very confident. Some even felt embarrassed about their appearance.

    “I’ve seen students stop coming to school because of their uniforms,” said Dr. Kalthoum. “They are torn and the students feel embarrassed.”

    Dr. Kalhtoum knows that education is the key to a successful future. So she had the brilliant idea of getting new uniforms for the students at Bilal.

    We loved this idea – so away to the tailor we went! He provided new beautiful uniforms for the students to wear with pride – no more holes and frayed edges for these kids!

    As they received the updated uniforms, a cheer rang out. And after posing for a group photo, new uniforms in hand, the students returned to their classrooms with big smiles. When you look good you feel good, and you could sense these student’s mood shift from a mile away!

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