Home-Based Learning for Migrant Centre

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt around the world, but they have been particularly damaging to the migrant community, leaving already at-risk migrant children even more vulnerable: Facing an increased risk of child labour, shortages of food and drinking water, a heightened risk of domestic violence, and widespread depression and anxiety, are just a few hazards migrant children might face. Home based learning (HBL) has been a crucial way to offset these challenges, keeping migrant children safe, engaged and connected to their Migrant Learning Centres with the teachers regularly travelling to their students’ villages. With this they also ensured that migrant children in Mae Sot have the opportunity to complete their academic year.

More info at https://childsdream.org/home-based-learning-for-migrant-centre/?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=May_Newsletter_2021_-_English&utm_medium=email

AIDEX 2021

Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of AidEx on 17-18 November 2021 at Brussels Expo: AidEx encompasses a conference featuring inspirational thought leaders, an exhibition which is the largest of its kind in the world, training programmes, networking opportunities and a dedicated awards programme recognising individuals and innovations that truly inspire. Each year over 2,500 representatives of the humanitarian aid and development community from over 65 countries attend an AidEx event. Attendees come from UN Agencies, the EU, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, local and international NGOs, government and the private sector.
More info at https://bit.ly/3bExbo2

Legal Sales of Ivory in Tokyo Drive Illegal Exports

Elephants are in danger, threatened in the wild by the trade in their ivory. African savanna elephants are endangered and forest elephants are critically endangered, according to the latest assessment by IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Japan is the world’s last major legal ivory market. Elephants need Japan to join the international community and close their ivory market in Tokyo. The Tokyo government is currently reviewing their regulations and figuring out what steps to take to prevent illegal trade. Read our new report that reveals how domestic ivory sales in Japan supply illegal exports of ivory to other countries.

More info at https://wildaid.org/legal-sales-of-ivory-in-tokyo-drive-illegal-exports/

Honoring Wildlife Journalists in Vietnam

WildAid and CHANGE organized the very first wildlife journalism awards in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The VIEWS Awards (Vietnam Information on Environment, Wildlife, Sustainability) is an annual journalism competition to encourage and honor individuals and groups that have excellent reporting and editorial that covers environment, nature, climate change, and development issues in Vietnam. The competition’s theme was A Panoramic View of the Wildlife Crisis, which garnered interest from more than 200 press outlets and reached over 250,000 people on social media.
More info at https://wildaid.org/wildaid-honors-wildlife-writers-in-vietnam/

Our Beaches Are Their Sanctuary

“Our Beaches Are Their Sanctuary” is the campaign in Ecuador by Ministerio del Ambiente y Agua de Ecuador, GIZ Ecuador and WildAid Marine to raise awareness and generate support for sea turtle conservation in the country. The campaign video highlights the many threats sea turtles face and encourages each one of us to do our part to protect these magnificent and endangered creatures.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/wildaid/videos/436257467634804/

World Oceans Day 2020

Every 8 June, UN raise global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from the ocean and our individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably. Future generations will also depend on the ocean for their livelihoods.

Aquariums, science centers and research institutions, NGOs, communities and governments all around the world mobilize millions of people around events big and small.
More info at unworldoceansday.org/2020


World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. In 2020, the theme is biodiversity–a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa–and now, a global disease pandemic–demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life in which they exist. 

Above all, World Environment Day offers a global platform for inspiring positive change. It recognizes that global change requires a global community.  It pushes for individuals to think about the way they consume; for businesses to develop greener models; for farmers and manufacturers to produce more sustainably; for governments to safeguard wild spaces; for educators to inspire students to live in harmony with the Earth; and for youth to become fierce gatekeepers of a green future.  It requires all of us. 

Every World Environment Day is hosted by a different country, in which official celebrations take place. This year’s host is Colombia in partnership with Germany.

More info at www.worldenvironmentday.global


The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. Will we emerge stronger and better equipped to work together? Or will distrust and isolation grow further? 2020 must be a year of dialogue, when we come together to discuss our priorities as a human family, and how we can build a better future for all.  Join  #UN75!

More info at shorturl.at/rtTW6


World Giraffe Day is the annual event initiated by GCF to celebrate the tallest animal on the longest day or night of 21 June  of every year. Not only is it a worldwide celebration of these amazing and much-loved animals, but an annual event to raise support, create awareness and shed light on the challenges giraffe face in the wild. Zoos, schools, NGOs, governments, institutions, companies and conservation organisations around the world are hosting events on or around WGD to raise awareness and support for giraffe in the wild.

More info at  shorturl.at/lMOU9