MEGAMETRE RUN PROJECT
Building a Brighter Future
Going the distance
I commit myself to running 1000 kilometers for one year over 2017/2018. Doing so I am collecting donations for the CWO Refugee School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which has insufficient funds to keep operating for much longer.
AIM OF THE PROJECT
Keep the CWO School open and running!
The Chin's Women Organisation (CWO) School in Kuala Lumpur is crucial for educating Myanma refugee children while they wait to be granted asylum in other countries. Although the school benefits from volunteers to take the role of teaching the students, there remains the issues of shortages of funding since the UN diverted its funds to other areas. The school requires RM60 000 to run per year. Here are the 3 main areas in need of support for the school:
SCHOOL BUILDING RENT
The school is located over four apartment units, with a combined cost of yearly rent of RM37 000. This is the biggest area in need of support for the school.
RM30 per student
Being refugees who aren't officially recognised by the Malaysian government, the students' parents must often work illegally to support their family while awaiting asylum. As a result their school appliances fees such as pens, pencils, Chin-English dictionaries and textbooks must be provided.
The CWO School is by little means comparable to official schools, in that it relies so heavily on donations. Consequently there is little extra funding for educational trips although these would have a huge beneficial impact for the children both educationally and as a whole.