With tragedy striking many parts of the world today, the right to an education has been stripped away from many refugee and stateless children. You have the opportunity and power to give them a chance for a brighter future; a chance to live their dreams and contribute to society.
IDEAS Academy is a learning centre for marginalised and vulnerable children based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Most of the students are refugees and stateless persons. It is one of a small number of schools in Malaysia which provides secondary school level education for refugee children. Due to the law, they do not have access to public schools.
At IDEAS Academy, we believe in education for all, regardless of background, ethnicity or economic situation. A child should not be deprived an education simply because she is a refugee or stateless. We aim to give every child aged 12 to 18 years old in our care, an education which will open doors of opportunity for them. We believe that they can grow up to become responsible, confident and compassionate individuals who will help their families and communities.
At the moment, our learning centre is facing hard times. We are running out of funds to keep our doors open. With 125 amazing students (and 60 more children on our waitlist), IDEAS Academy might actually be forced to close in August.
We need at least RM 200,000 (or USD 50 000) to keep the lights on, pay rent and teachers' salaries, and provide food for the children until the end of December. Please help our learning centre survive this year by making a generous donation to our cause.
Your donation would go a long way towards ensuring that these children will be able to have a safe environment for their education, and to be able to take their first steps towards fulfilling their ambitions of becoming doctors, teachers and productive members of society.
Your donation will help build and empower them to realise their dreams of the future.