Funds are raised by our fantastic supporters and donors.
Stock is then procured from our suppliers and stored at School in a Bag HQ ready for packing.
The SchoolBags are either packed in the donors establishment or by groups that visit HQ.
The SchoolBags are boxed up, palletised and sent off to the freight forwarding companies for onward travel.
The consignment is collected by our partners and transported to their beneficiary destination.
The SchoolBags are distributed, photographs are taken and the report sheets are completed and sent back to HQ.
The recipient data is uploaded on to the School in a Bag database.
Once this has been completed, an automated email notifies the donor that their SchoolBag has been handed out and the details are visible on the website.
ROMANIA: TE AUD ROMANIA (TAR)
Te Aud Romania (TAR) is a charity established in 2014 to help orphans and disadvantaged children through improved education, life guidance, sport and social inclusion. School in a Bag have calloborated with TAR since the summer of 2016, and TAR have become regular receivers of our UK-Packed SchoolBags which are given to children living in Northern Romania.
The Schools in Romania are not as poor as some of the countries that we support – however, they provide no resources for the children so the contents of the SchoolBags unify the class making learning far less challenging for the teachers.
SYRIA: HAND IN HAND FOR AID AND DEVELOPMENT
Hand in Hand for Aid and Development is a UK registered charity that was set up after the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011. Established by a group of British-Syrians, the charity has grown to become a leading force inside the country,
Operating right on the front line in Aleppo in dangerous and volatile conditions the HiHFAD team on the ground are often involved in political negotiation to get aid in to the city. Whilst many people have tried to flee the country, some families have chosen to remain because it is their home and despite the conflict, try to live as normal a life as possible. The first consignment of SchoolBags were successfully distributed during a ceasefire to children at the Barisha School and Dar Hassan Orphanage.
“This is coming at difficult times when Russian jet fighters are patrolling the skies targeting civilians and not sparing school children returning back to their homes.”
THE GAMBIA: SKOOLZ4KIDS
Skoolz4Kids (S4K) assists students, their families, communities and schools with the provision of educational materials, school furniture, PC’s, library books and school resources across Gambia, West Africa.
Our relationship with Skoolz4Kids has meant that when there is spare room in our container, we can send additional school resources, knitted teddies, sports clothes, and old school uniform which has been donated, alongside the SchoolBags.
GLOBAL: ORIGINAL VOLUNTEERS
Since 2013, School in a Bag have been working with Volunteer Network Organisations (we have mostly worked with Original Volunteers) who send volunteers out on placements to schools in numerous countries around the world. They offer to take as many SchoolBags as their excess luggage permits, and get to experience the distribution process first hand. It is a great way to get SchoolBags to remote villages, and the volunteers have come back with some magical photos and lifelong memories.
If you are about to embark on an international project with an organisation, or on your own, and have the opportunity to take extra resources for young, vulnerable children, please get in touch.
BELARUS & UKRAINE: CHERNOBYL CHILDREN’S LIFELINE
In April 1986, the world’s worst radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear explosion affected swathes of Belarus and Ukraine. As a result, thousands of children are born every year with (or go on to develop) thyroid cancer, bone cancer and leukaemia.
The Chernobyl Chilren’s Lifeline bring children over to the UK for recuperative breaks to build up their health and to integrate with their host family. We provide the numerous ‘links’ all over the country hosting children with a SchoolBag for each child to use during their time in the UK and to take back home with them.