See the world through the eyes of 11-year-old Ezekiel

13.12.2017 - 11:36 | Christina Brun

Have you ever been to Songambele? Follow 11-year-old Ezekiel for a day and watch him helping out at home, studying at school and playing football in the afternoon.

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Ezekiel never knows whether there'll be anything to eat for breakfast before he heads off to school in the morning. The 11-year-old from Tanzania lives with his blind grandfather in a small hut in the remote village of Songambele. He goes to school every day, his ambition is to become a doctor and help people like his blind grandfather.

«Ezekiel's story is representative of the situation of thousands of children in East Africa. Education offers new horizons and the opportunity to escape the spiral of poverty.»

Dominique Rinderknecht – Ambassador
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"Jeder Rappen zählt" in 2017

This year, we are joining forces with Swiss Solidarity and SRF3 to promote "Education. An Opportunity for Children in Need". Among other things, you can see the short film "Ezekiel's Dream" at the Swiss Solidarity stand and hear from Brigit Burkard, our representative for the South-East Asia Region, who will be reporting on our projects in Myanmar/Burma on 21 December 2017.

264 million children without an education

Access to education remains a major concern: not all children are able to attend school on a regular basis. According to the UNO, 264 million children are affected around the world. There are many reasons: poverty, conflicts, natural catastrophes and violence are some of the key factors. Yet education offers children an escape from poverty and plays a major role in facilitating economic and social integration.

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