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Maysa Jalbout with Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, and young Ukrainian refugees at UpShift Social Innovation Bootcamp in Chisinau, Moldova © ECW, 2022

Mission to Moldova: Education on the agenda as Theirworld meets Ukrainian refugees

Theirworld travelled to Moldova this week to find out how the country is responding to the arrival of 50,000 Ukrainian child refugees and the urgent need to get them into school. We went with Education Cannot Wait - the global fund for education in emergencies - and other key agencies.

Maysa Jalbout, Senior Adviser on Education in Emergencies to Theirworld and an expert on international development, visited the border between Moldova and Ukraine to meet refugee children, parents and government officials. In a live chat from there, she told Theirworld President Justin van Fleet about the amazing support and welcome given to the Ukrainians by the Moldovan people and their leaders.

Maysa said: ‚ÄúThey are offering them the services and support they need to integrate. This is absolutely a great start.‚ÄĚ But she added that the small country of less than three million people needs more help from the international community. She also discussed how education can be prioritised and the role Theirworld can play in supporting that.

Listen to the full conversation

We will keep you updated on developments in Moldova, as Theirworld works to ensure Ukrainian refugee children are helped back into education.

Watch how Theirworld helped street child Reuben turn his life around

Reuben Tiema was one of the 350,000 children in Kenya who live and work on the streets. But now he's back in school and progressing well, thanks to a programme supported by Theirworld that helps street children with disabilities and special educational needs.

To mark International Day for Street Children this week, we talked to Reuben and the people who have helped him to turn his life around.

Read his story or watch our film


Sarah Brown shares her story on The Escape Artists podcast

Theirworld Chair Sarah Brown spoke at length about her life and her passion for change when she appeared on the podcast The Escape Artists from Escape the City, which aims to inspire those looking to make the leap into something different. The wide-ranging discussion covered her early years, her career journey and the work of Theirworld in our 20th anniversary year.

Listen to the episode on Apple or Spotify (Or Search for 'The Escape Artists' in your podcast app).

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