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    Creating a bright environment for every student

    Day 262

    Something Nice

    Bani Street is a non-profit school for orphaned street kids. With the influx of Rohingya refugees in the area, they have opened up the school to some especially vulnerable Rohingya refugee children as well.

    A big part of their activity time is for Taedwondo – it’s a controlled sport that allows for release of energy, but also teaches important life lessons. It’s an especially good activity for kids who have grown up in non-disciplined environments – like living on the street.

    We were so inspired by the work of Bani Street that we wanted to elevate their work. We asked the leadership and the teachers what they thought would help the kids even more…

    Their idea was to redo the walls in both of the two classrooms. The rooms were looking pretty run down – not exactly a great environment to foster creativity.

    We hired a local painter to prep the walls for painting, to paint the walls, and to add bright hand prints for an extra splash of color. Both classrooms were looking much improved after the refresh. And the kids loved the transformation.

    Jushna, who has been in the program for 2 years, was so grateful for the new design. “Before this,” she said, “the activities were very good, and now it looks good too.”

    Everyone deserves to live and study in an inspiring place, especially kids who have lost so much and don’t necessarily know their place in the world. By providing an uplifting space to learn, we reminded them of their value. That they’re worthy of having something nice and beautiful.

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