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    Making change in Uganda's largest refugee settlement

    Day 284

    Welcome to Bidi Bidi

    Bidi Bidi is the largest refugee settlement in Uganda. Because it’s so close to the border with South Sudan, hundreds of thousands have sought refuge there.

    When refugees flee, their lives are put on hold. But that doesn’t mean they don’t want to get back to normalcy as soon as possible! And for young people, a big part of that normalcy is school.

    So for our first idea in the settlement, we’re focusing on students – and helping them get back to their books.

    Our team in Bidi Bidi had the fantastic idea of supporting students at one school with scholastic materials.

    Every student needs things like pens, pencils, notebooks, and geometry kits – but not every student can afford them.

    So we gave these supplies to the school, so that everything they need is there right when they need it!

    It’s amazing how a lack of something as simple as supplies can impact a young person’s education. At this school at least, the students can get off to the strong start they deserve.

    This change made possible by Atomic Data.

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    Changemakers 365 members give either $30 per month or a one-time gift of $365 (it’s free for anyone who has ever lived in a refugee camp). Join us!

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