Edlumino Education Aid is a not for profit charity working to Improve Education for Disadvantaged and displaced children around the world. It is a non-governmental organization (NGO) registered with the UK Charity Commission as of 1166131 [1] Edlumino is based in Cambridge [2] and the date of registration was 18 March 2016. [3]

Work in France

Edlumino worked in the Jungle during the Autumn of 2015, providing education to the Syrian and Kurdish children living there. Teachers worked out of community huts in the camp and taught in the open air when there were too many pupils. [4]

In addition, Edlumino set up a makeshift school in the Basoch refugee camp [5] where they taught 300 children. Many UK schools donated resources [6] and many UK teachers volunteered to work with Edlumino. [7] Whilst based in Basch refugee camp, Edlumino was taught in the open and worked out of a series of tents, re-engaging children who had been out of school for several years, [8] working in an extremely challenging humanitarian situation. [9]

After the closure of Basler camp Edlumino moved to the camp of La Liniere refugee camp . In this camp Edlumino continues to provide education to several hundred Kurdish children. [10] As part of their work with children Edlumino has raised concerns about the numbers of children going missing. [11]

Edlumino finished working in France after a transition to the refugee camp from France to the French education system. [12]

Work in Greece

In Greece Edlumino in the Faneromeni refugee camp at Eleousa near Ioannina in the Epirus region of central Greece . The population in that camp was mainly Yazidi [13]

Edlumino also offers training and support to other educational programs in the Thessaloniki region of Northern Greece.

Work in the UK

In the Autumn of 2016 Edlumino was one of the UK’s charities which worked in unaccompanied minors during the Calais Jungle . [14]

Edlumino carries out work in the UK visiting schools and talking to pupils around the world. [15] </ ref> Edlumino also works with UK teachers to offer training, support and opportunities for teachers to refresh their education and mission. [16]

In addition Edlumino works with teenage children in the UK, providing advice and support to ensure that they get the education that they need. [17]

See also

  • Education portal
  • Schools portal
  • Educational equity
  • Female education
  • Free education
  • Freedom of education
  • World Education Forum
  • Universal access to education

External links

  • Refugee Education in an International Perspective by Education Worldwide, a portal of the German Education Server
  • Edlumino Education Aid Website
  • Edlumino Education Aid Facebook Page
  • Edlumino Education Aid Twitter Page
  • Edlumino Education Aid Linked In Page


  1. Jump up^ “Edlumino Education Aid” . 1166131 Edlumino Education Aid . Charity Commission . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  2. Jump up^ Keedy, chloe. “Cambridge ‘superhead’ sets up makeshift school in French refugee camp ‘ . ITV . Retrieved 30 April 2017 . “Cambridge man sets up makeshift school in Dunkirk camp in bid to help educate young refugees” . Cambridge Evening News . 3 Feb 2016 . Retrieved 26 February 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ “Edlumino Education Aid” . 1166131 Edlumino Education Aid . Charity Commission . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  4. Jump up^ Scott, Natalie (27 April 2016). “Teaching in France’s refugee camps” . SecEd . Retrieved 27 April 2017 .
  5. Jump up^ Weale, Sally (22 Jan 2016). “Isle of Wight” superhead “running makeshift school for refugees” . The Guardian . Retrieved 26 February2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “The College Donates Books to Edlumino Educational Aid” . Bishop Stortford College . Retrieved 26 February 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ Weale, Sally (27 Jan 2016). “Dunkirk refugee school inundated with offers of help” . The Guardian . Retrieved 26 February 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ “The Superhead and his refugee school in Dunkirk tent” . BBC Radio 5 Live . Jan 28, 2016 . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  9. Jump up^ Shute, Joe (Mar 25, 2016). “Why England’s toughest headmaster gives it up to teach refugees at Dunkirk” . The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  10. Jump up^ Hargreaves, Gillian (3 Jun 2016). “Teaching on the frontline of the migration crisis” . BBC . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  11. Jump up^ Howden, Daniel (10 Aug 2016). “Teachers Have Moral Duty to Help Refugee Children” . Deeply News. Deeply News . Retrieved 30 April2017 . See alsoStaufenberg, Jess (31 May 2016). “The disappearing pupils of France Liniere camp” . Al Jazeera . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  12. Jump up^ Weale, Sally (5 Aug 2016). “Makeshift school in refugee camps shuts as pupils get places in French schools” . The Guardian . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  13. Jump up^ Fallon, Katy (9 Jan 2017). “How our refugee school in Greece is preparing children for a life in Europe” . The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  14. Jump up^ Hargreaves, Gillian (20 Oct 2016). “Charities warn of Child Migrant Chaos” . BBC . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  15. Jump up^ “An Audience with Dr Rory Fox” . Stretford Grammar School . Stretford Grammar School . Retrieved 30 April 2017 . See also “Trip to Dunkirk Refugee School” . Eminent Youth Journal . Retrieved 30 April2017 .
  16. Jump up^ Turrill, Katrina (25 Mar 2016). “Teacher rediscovered passion for education in Dunkirk” . Watford Observer . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .
  17. Jump up^ The original BBC News BBC online records may have been removed from BBC online records. See instead “Family News” . Facebook . Retrieved 2 May 2017 . and “Facebook: BBC News Story” . Facebook Edlumino Education Aid . Facebook . Retrieved 30 April 2017 .

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