T2 need your help to improve the lives of Refugee Children ( Published: 07/06/2019)

T2 (a form group at The East Manchester Academy) have formed a petition to push the Government to take action and help unaccompanied child refugees.

TEMA has been learning about the importance of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In particular, T2 have looked at Article 6, the Right to Life, Survival and Development. Children in the UK are very lucky as they have free healthcare, schooling and the Government has laws in place to make sure they are looked after. However, children from countries such as Syria don’t have these rights protected and so they become refugees; people who flee their country for a safer one.

Whilst some children are able to come to the UK and be looked after, there are many more who need help. The people who offer this help say they don’t have the resources to be able to support vulnerable children as much as they would like to, so T2 have decided to form a petition asking the Government to do more.

One pupil said:

Think about the last time you were afraid of something, then times that by 100. That’s how an unaccompanied child refugee feels.

Another added:

If you sign one petition this year, make it this one!

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