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 Children  Greece Project #36745

Give Child Refugees A Chance

by The School Box Project Inc
Give Child Refugees A Chance
Give Child Refugees A Chance
Give Child Refugees A Chance
Give Child Refugees A Chance
Give Child Refugees A Chance
Give Child Refugees A Chance
Give Child Refugees A Chance
Give Child Refugees A Chance

Summary

The Syrian war, now in its seventh year, has taken an extraordinary toll on civilians, forcing over 5.6 million citizens to flee their own country and internally displacing even more. More than half of these refugees are children. Research shows children impacted by war and crisis suffer long-term emotional, psychological, and physical health issues. We are dedicated to bringing trauma-informed programs to these children to help minimize these effects. Join us in giving child refugees a chance.

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Challenge

Countries with the resources to shelter child refugees are not doing so, leaving millions of children stranded in refugee camps, particularly in Greece. Children impacted by war and displacement suffer short and long-term impacts to their emotional and physical health. Children as young as three years old are observed to shut down, re-enact violent play, and present with physical symptoms. Displaced children are also particularly susceptible to exploitation, trafficking, and psychological abuse.

Solution

The Schoolbox Project programs are research-backed and specific to children impacted by trauma. We prepare every volunteer with a thorough training on our trauma-informed initiatives. Our mobile, child-friendly spaces operate from whatever infrastructure is available, each designed to be operational within days of deployment or relocation. By providing intentional programs full of art, education, and play, we have a chance at mitigating the long-term impacts of trauma in child refugees.

Long-Term Impact

When children experience traumatic events that are out of their control, the biological stress they endure can significantly change their growing brains and bodies, putting their long-term health at risk, and can even lead to a shorter life expectancy by as much as 20 years. For child refugees, our trauma-informed programs help mitigate the long-term impact of years of violence and displacement, as well as the social and environmental factors, that come with life in a refugee camp.

Resources

http:/​/​www.schoolboxproject.org
www.schoolboxproject.org

Organization Information

The School Box Project Inc

Location: Sebastopol, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SchoolbxProject
Project Leader:
Abigail Karcz
Sebastopol, CA United States
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