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    A chance to connect and learn

    Day 339

    Window to the World

    One of the biggest challenges of being a refugee is access to the outside world. Without news, stories, and images of other places and people, it can feel pretty isolating. It gets tough to dream about what’s possible.

    A TV may seem frivolous. But for refugee students in Nakivale, it’s far from.

    The headteacher, Ali, at Nakivale’s secondary school had a request – can we help these students get access to a TV? Can we give them a window to the outside world?

    The answer, of course, was YES!

    We got to work, purchasing not just a TV but a TV subscription for the school.

    “This is important because it empowers students with resources that they don’t have at home,” said Ali. “It offers access to news and let’s them know what’s happening in the world. Even the teachers will be together with the learners, with channels like Discovery they can all learn.”

    Gathering together and watching TV is more than just a learning experience, it’s a chance to spend time together, too. “The students and teachers will watch together,” said Ali. “It’s a chance to connect.”

    For both teachers and students, you never know what dreams may take root, what new knowledge gained, with this simple addition to their routine.

    This day of change brought to you by Edmentum’s We Can Learn Foundation

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