This project will provide the means for children in Tacloban to receive the support and enriching activities that they need to continue recovering after typhoon Haiyan. That means that dozens of children will attend art classes, speak to trained teachers and play games with friendly volunteers. .
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Thousands of children in Tacloban have lost everything. They need food, shelter, and medical care and we're working to provide those basic needs. But all survivors -especially children - also need help coping with the psychological effects of the storm. Without help coping with the stresses of the storm's devastating effects children risk long-term psychological harm from the storm's effects.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will fund fun, enriching activities that give kids the space they need to express how they feel, release stress, and simply be kids! Supported by professional Filipino teachers and international volunteers, kids will partake in art classes and activities. These projects both give children an outlet and give parents a break, allowing them time to rest and consider the future.
Potential Long Term Impact
Time to be kids is important for the long-term mental health of Tacloban's children. Likewise, with kids engaged in enriching activities, parents can have a break. That makes these activities important for the long-term mental well-being of both parents and children.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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