(This is an automatic translation of Nyhedsbrev Oktober 2021)

Årsrapport 2020

NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2021

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ALL DONATIONS TO 5 SCHOOLS GO 100% UNCUT TO PROJECTS AT THE SYRIAN BORDER

When you donate to 5 Schools, the entire amount goes to our work at the Syrian border. We take 0% in administration and salary in Denmark. This can be done because some very special and far-sighted companies cover all our expenses to run the secretariat in Denmark. Because of these companies, we are sustainable and our foundation is solid. We are grateful and proud of this model that makes our work efficient, simple and transparent.

You can see our fantastic partners here:

10 SCHOOLS AND A NEW COUNTRY

At the time of writing, we have erected 10 well-functioning schools along the Syrian border on Turkish soil. 10 schools which together create learning and play for more than 700 students. Most of the schools are in refugee camps, where thousands of families have settled indefinitely in an attempt to create a life on a countryman’s dusty ground. A single school is housed in an apartment in a slum of the city. Here we have transformed a gray and sad building into a yellow and magical space, where the children of the street receive education, care and a hot meal every day. Common to all our schools is that they are more than just a school. They are a space where children are allowed to be children, where an adult takes care of them. They go from being left to themselves to having a place to go where everyday life is filled with content and love.

The concept is as simple as it is effective. Now we are taking the same concept, and building schools in Lebanon. The students still come from Syria, but have settled on Lebanese soil. We have just returned home from there and we are delighted that we are now so strong that we can help even more children who do not have a school.

TEACHER MEETING

Last month, we gathered all our teachers for 5 Schools’ first joint teacher meeting. It was a milestone for all of us and it will certainly not be the last time. The aim of the meeting was that the teachers felt that they were part of a community with common goals and direction. There was laughter, discussion and talking loose. Finally, we ate Turkish pizzas together under the hot sun.

SOLAR CELLS

Our schools lack electricity, so an upcoming project will be to implement solar cells that can provide enough energy to keep an air conditioner running in the summer and heat up a bit in the winter. The current that is now is too unstable, which means that there are often more than 45 degrees in the school. It does not help, so we start looking for sponsors for photovoltaic systems for our schools. It costs about 20,000 DKK per. school to establish. If you have someone in your network who needs to hear more about this, please let us know.

FRIDAY BAR 29 OCTOBER

Friday 29 October at 16-20:00 5 Schools will hold a Friday bar at Dandy, Dronningens Tværgade 9, 1302 Copenhagen K. You are very welcome, and so are your friends and colleagues. There will be a raffle with cool prizes, drinks, music and laughter.

We very much hope to see you.

150 DKK PER MONTH = 1 CHILD IN SCHOOL

It only costs 150 DKK a month to send 1 child to school. 300 DKK to send 2 children to school, etc. And fortunately many of you have already signed up. A thousand for it!

Your donation makes a world of difference for our students.

See more here: https://www.5skoler.nu/doner/

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