Less than one out of three kids have education in camps. Vocational training (learning skills) for adults is even more rare.
Getting displaced people back on their feet and develop competences that allow them to become autonomous and seek opportunities is vital. Education is often the only ticket for the way out.
Experience has shown that with little support, adult displaced people prove capable of developing some sort of sustainability within a reasonable short time. And by providing vocational training they are often able to start a new beginning, either back at home or in their adopted country.
Forced displaced people have a disproportionately high rate of mortality and illness partly because tents and makeshift sheds provide little protection to harsh weather.
The greatly improved insulation of the maggie shelter provides a critical improvement for those at risk. It provides better working conditions for the patients.
Refugee camps are dense and a mosaic of ethnic, cultural and religious convictions. The scarce resources and hardship further exacerbate the divisional tension amongst refugees.
Safe shelters not only shield the vulnerable from intruders but also provide the necessary safety for staff that operate in these camps.
The maggie shelter was designed to provide that extra safety because the walls can be made very sturdy and the shelter comes with a double entrance-way.