World Vision is offering support to Ukrainian refugees
Along with basic supplies, World Vision Romania will, in coordination with the Ministry of Education, offer educational activities for children and look at setting up transitional educational classes tailored to the children’s needs.
They will also offer Child Friendly Spaces. These offer a safe place where children can be themselves, be cared for and where they can start to heal after experiencing a stressful or traumatic event. As they have left their homes and all they know, including schools and education, children at the Child Friendly Spaces will be able to draw, play, read and learn.
This is not a new concept. World Vision has decades of experience helping children deal with the many challenges that they face in the midst of an emergency.
Events such as natural disasters, the loss of parents, or being forced to leave everything behind because of war, can cause immense stress on a child’s mental wellbeing.