Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!

by Pomoc deci
Play Video
Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!
Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!
Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!
Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!
Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!
Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!
Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!
Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!
Let's Help Syrian Refugee Children in Serbia Now!
Nov 17, 2020

Making friends during a pandemic: Hula Hooping Class

Despite the pandemic, refugee centers have been welcoming new families and bidding adieu to the ones leaving the southern Serbian region. One of the difficulties of being in a refugee camp during a pandemic is the lack of proper socialization. Cooped up inside, with limited forms of social interaction, makes it, especially for children to thrive. 

At a time when it becomes difficult to add exercise to their daily routine, it is important to take advantage of warm and sunny days in a time where those days are scarce. So, on one of the last warm and sunny days of the year, our psycho-social support coordinator took a group of children to hula hoop. Benefits of hula hooping are immense, but above all, they are a fun activity that can be done in a group or with children on their own, all the while respecting social distancing measures. The activity provides children with an opportunity to, through a game, develop and boost their motor skills and coordination. At the end of the day, it proved to be a good activity for children to get to know one another. There is a constant change of those living in refugee centers so it sometimes becomes difficult for children to make friends or get to know their potential friends.

One of the boys who was part of the workshop says that "the activity was fun and it allowed everyone to make friends". Socializing is an important part of children's well-being and it is now, more than ever, necessary for children to take part in such activities.

We want to be able to continue organizing activities such as these for young children to help them and keep their mind off the stresses of being a refugee in a foreign, often temporary country. 

The work that we do is entirely dependent on the support from people reading these reports. The bulk of our income comes from GivingTuesday. This year on December 1, we invite you to help our work and mission to help children in Serbia and are asking you to make a donation. No matter how small, GlobalGiving is committed to helping us in our goal and will be donating a portion of the bonus prize to each organization. The more donations we get on December 1, the higher our bonus prize will be!

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Pomoc deci

Location: Belgrade, Serbia - Serbia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @pomocdeci
Project Leader:
Donka Banovic
Belgrade, Serbia
$37,460 raised of $99,000 goal
 
257 donations
$61,540 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Pomoc deci has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.