The Shapiro Foundation expands its support for children of asylum-seekers
Having seen the life-changing impact of after-school programs for children of asylum-seekers, Ed and Barbara Shapiro of the Shapiro Foundation from Boston decided to increase their generous support for after-school programs for children of asylum-seekers. They are now supporting a total of nine programs, providing over 300 children with essential educational and social support.
These after-school programs provide children of asylum seekers with a safe and nurturing environment from after kindergarten or school ends until the evening. Staffed by professional educators and social workers, the programs help to address many of the key challenges faced by children of asylum seekers as, otherwise, children would be roaming the streets unsupervised or in the hazardous environments of so-called pirate ‘babysitters’. The after-school programs provide the enrichment, support and nutrition children need.