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Education helps to inspire fun and shape futures. This 'school in a box' is a portable way to ensure children continue to learn during times of crisis and conflict, or in the hardest to reach areas. 
 
The box contains books, pencils, erasers and scissors and even a wind-up solar radio, while the aluminium lid of the box doubles as a blackboard. Few gifts are as innovative as this. 
 
Give the gift of education. 

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A brighter future for children

Child drawing at school © UNICEF/UNI206505

Chahaya is pictured in Palu, Indonesia, studying at school with books and pencils provided by a School in a Box kit.

After a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi in 2018, triggering a tsunami, more than half of the population in Palu was displaced, leaving hundreds of thousands of children homeless and out of school.

The disaster affected 1,200 schools, threatening to leave more than 184,000 young boys and girls behind without the education and development support they need to get the best chance at life.

UNICEF has been working hard in partnership with the local governments to provide children in even the most remote locations with the school supplies and psychosocial support they need to bring them back into the classroom. UNICEF was able to reach 76,000 children by providing more than 430 education tents and School in a Box kits, ensuring children like Chahaya could return to school just three months after the disaster.

To children in crisis, these school kits are empowering and essential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Inspired Gifts are a collection of charity gifts essential for child survival and development. They provide crucial aid to children living in areas affected by poverty, conflict or natural disaster. When you order an Inspired Gift for family or friends, real supplies like vaccines and food are shipped from UNICEF’s warehouse in Copenhagen to children and families in need around the world.

With each purchase you can personalise a card for your nominated recipient that tells them about the incredible impact their Inspired Gift will have. You can choose to send the card in the mail or receive it instantly as a print-at-home PDF or an e-card.

Yes, they are. All of the Inspired Gifts you see on our website are real, tangible items being distributed year-round in response to the needs of children around the world.

If you choose to order a printed card, you should allow 10 working days for delivery. While we process all orders as efficiently as possible, please note that we are unable to control the timing of postage delivery through Australia Post. For any questions about the delivery of your order please call 1300 884 223 between the hours of 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. 

If you choose the e-card or print-at-home PDF, it will be delivered immediately.

Yes, and you are able to nominate a different delivery address for each card, if you wish.

Inspired Gifts respond to the real and changing needs of children around the world, so the item you select will be substituted for another item when there is a greater need for it. This means we cannot guarantee that the gift you select is the one that will be delivered to the field. We hope that through your purchase you are trusting us to deliver the supplies that will have the most impact for children in urgent need.