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The dramatic effect of climate change has increased incidences of flooding in South Asia in recent years. One-third of the area of Bangladesh floods annually during the monsoon season, but extreme floods now cover up to two-thirds of the country.

The upstream areas of the Meghna River house wetland habitats; including rivers, streams and seasonally flooded cultivated plains, in addition to wetlands of static water. This making transportation challenging - flooding roads and paths make access to essentials such as health facilities, schools and markets difficult.

During the monsoon season, children find themselves unable to attend school due to these challenges in geography and the negative consequences of extreme weather. Flash floods frequently cause loss and damage to housing and personal property in the area, which in turn perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Too often, children are forced to drop out of school and work to earn money for their family.


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£120 can support a child with tuition and school resources

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£240 can support 2 children with tuition and school resources.


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£10 pm

Monthly support of £10 can support a child with tuition and school resources


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Our School on a Boat acts as a useful combination of a school bus and classroom. It collects children from hard-to-reach wetland areas and when it docks at the last destination, onboard classes are held. With this access, children who would otherwise be unable to attend school are now receiving a quality education, in a safe and effective environment.

An annual payment of £120 or a monthly instalment of £10 can support a child with tuition and school resources.

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School in a Bus
READ Foundation is working with trusted partners in Lebanon. Each bus provides up to 300 children with facilities, such as interactive whiteboards, books and stationery.
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