Education is crucially important for vulnerable refugee children on the Greek islands, like these students at the Tapuat Centre on Lesvos © UNICEF

Without this donation from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, funding for education programmes for vulnerable children would have run out by the end of this month.

Theirworld has been awarded 1.35 million euros ($1.53 million) to fund emergency education for thousands of refugee children on the Greek islands during the Covid-19 epidemic – in partnership with Education Cannot Wait, a global fund for education in emergencies.

The award from the Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) will support vital education programmes for vulnerable children on the islands and on the mainland who have often fled war in countries such as Syria and

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