3,000 SchoolBags for Afghan Refugee Children

3,000 SchoolBags for Afghan Refugee Children


+ estimated £1,579 Gift Aid
£22,000 target

199 supporters


£40 on 22nd Dec 2021 12:01


Rebecca Slade

£40 + an est. £10.00 in Gift Aid 19th Dec 2021 08:56

Started on 6th October 2021 Chilthorne Domer, Yeovil BA22 8RD, UK

Updates 2

School In A Bag posted an update on 12th October 2021


Thank you so much for the incredible support over the last few days since we launched this appeal, and especially the last 24 hours since Luke Simon, our Founder & CEO, featured on both BBC Radio Somerset and BBC Points West!

Every penny we raise will really help give these children the tools they need for school, and will help the families out tremendously financially, too.

We will continue to update you on our progression as we move forwards with this project.

Thank you again,

Team School in a Bag

School In A Bag posted an update on 8th November 2021

Latest Update - Why we have changed our target total

First and foremost, thank you so much for contributing to our Afghan Refugee Appeal to fund 3,000 SchoolBags for children who have arrived in this country. We have been absolutely delighted with the response thus far and have received an outpouring of not only monetary contributions, but also gifts in kind.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our SchoolBag rucksack supplier, Beechfield Brands for donating 3,000 rucksacks, pencil cases and PE bags free of charge, our stationery supplier Lyreco, for donating pens and other items, Steve from ThisandThat for donating 2200 free rulers and Victor Stationery for donating 1100 free exercise books. 

The result of these fabulous contributions is that our target amount has reduced to a new total of £22,000!

To date, we have raised half of the revised £22,000 budget with contributions through Crowdfunder and directly through our website and we are able to pack the first batch of 300 SchoolBags once the last remaining items within the contents arrive. We hope to do this in the next few weeks and will work with a representative from the Afghan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) to get these to the children and families, most likely in and around London.

We are hopeful that we can identify a family willing to be filmed during the first SchoolBag handover as BBC Points West and BBC Breakfast have said they would cover the story…this would give us amazing exposure and hopefully, help us reach the Appeal target.

Thank you once again for your generosity in this unprecedented project for us. We look forward to sharing news with you following the first SchoolBag distribution.

Warm regards

Transforming Lives Through Education

Help us provide 3,000 SchoolBags to Afghan Refugee children to start school in the UK 

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the Afghanistan & Central Asian Association (ACAA) has become the first point of contact for Afghan refugees coming into the United Kingdom.  

Arriving on our soil with only what they can carry, they have faced immense trauma and horrific experiences.  

Now that they are safe, the main priorities in the short term are supporting their resettlement and integration into UK life, learning English through ESOL classes and enrolling children into local schools. 

To help these children quickly and easily start school again we want to work with ACAA and provide 3,000 SchoolBags full of stationery, equipment and resources so that they can engage with their education again. 

A typical SchoolBag (pictured below) contains: 12 pencils, 10 biro pens, 12 colouring pencils, a maths set, ruler, pencil case, 6 exercise books (line/square/plain), a water bottle, a LunchBox with a Spork and a hygiene pack comprising toothbrush, toothpaste, flannel, soap and washable facemask.


To deliver a SchoolBag to an Afghan Refugee child costs £20. Please help us to give as many children the gift of education by donating to our appeal. 

You can see more of School in a Bags work throughout the world below and if you would like more information then please visit our School in a Bag website.

Thank you for your support. 


Leanne Prangnell pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
1st January 2022 at 9:59am
Adrian Pratt commented

Practical help for a worthy project

22nd December 2021 at 12:02pm
Anonymous pledged £40

22nd December 2021 at 12:01pm

Rebecca Slade commented

Wishing safety, peace and healing to all refugees this Christmastime.

19th December 2021 at 8:58am
Rebecca Slade pledged £40 + an est. £10.00 in Gift Aid
19th December 2021 at 8:56am
Amanda commented

A really important project. With love to our Afghan brothers and sisters

18th December 2021 at 1:01pm
amanda pledged £40
18th December 2021 at 1:00pm
Holly Griffin pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
16th December 2021 at 10:29pm
Linda Philpott commented

Fantastic idea just felt I could help a child.

6th December 2021 at 9:36pm
Anonymous pledged £20

6th December 2021 at 9:35pm

Anonymous pledged £20

2nd December 2021 at 11:02am

Anonymous pledged £40 + an est. £10.00 in Gift Aid

1st December 2021 at 9:49pm

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