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Imagine escaping from a terrifying war and arriving in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. Imagine having to leave members of your family behind, not knowing whether you will ever see them again. Now imagine you are seven years old.
Thousands of scared and traumatised children like this are arriving in the UK from war-ravaged countries such as Ukraine. And thankfully, there are many charities – supported by Vodafone’s everyone.connected campaign – on hand ready to help
One such, Bookmark Reading, is a children’s literacy charity that has organised “treasure chest” boxes filled with goodies, such as picture books, sensory comfort toys, and tablets loaded with e-books and literacy apps, to give to Ukrainian refugee children.
“The Bookmark Boxes for Ukraine were curated with the help of literary experts for Ukrainian child refugees aged 5-9 arriving in the UK to make them feel welcomed and comfortable in their new surroundings,” explains Sharon Pindar, the charity’s founder and Chair of Trustees.
“They also help the children build familiarity with the English language.”