WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS

by LIBERA Croatian Association for Education,Entrepreneurship and International Cooperation
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WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS
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WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS
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WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS
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WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS
WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS

 

LIBERA

Croatian Association for Education, Entrepreneurship and

International Cooperation

 

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT FOR „WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS“

 

Dear donors and supporters,

We are immensely grateful for your support of the project in these challenging times. The fact that you gave us your trust gave us the strength to move on.

The Coronavirus pandemic was a great challenge for us and due to the compliance with Covid19 measures we were unable to hold workshops in schools. Although we were aware of the fact that during that time children needed us the most.

Also, we believe that these small steps of ours that aim to pay more attention to the mental health of children in these challenging times, will also trigger an approach towards children who have exaggerated fears. And that they will be treated with lots of care, tenderness and compassion.

I am sure we will achieve our goals and we will continue to build a positive story thanks to your support.

The therapeutic dog Beni, alongside with the psychologist Rutacame to the workshop we held at the Library “Tin Ujevic” Zagreb. The workshop was attended by the Elementary School Julije Klovic, Zagreb 5th graders, with the presence of their teacher.

And with Beni’s help, Ruta also encouraged them to think about their emotions, whether they were positive or negative. The workshop passed in a cheerful mood and the children learned, through socializing with the therapeutic dog, how to recognize negative emotions such as fear and how to overcome them in a painless way.

After the workshop, everyone confirmed they were looking forward to another meeting with Beni and Ruta.

After the workhop program, we continued with informal socializing.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/we-empower-croatian-children-to-overcome-fears.

The realization of project activities in the previous period is in accordance with the set goals of the project, related to the following:

  • socializing and workshop for 22 children with a therapy dog Beni and his mentor Ruta
  • children's photo session to remember the wonderful socializing with friends and activities with the therapy dog and
  • handing out some gifts that included water, pens, papers and candy

All those activities will help prevent later severe forms of anxiety and at the same time contribute to solving related specific social problems and proactively influence the development of the community as a whole. Therefore, your support is invaluable to us. We also believe that the pictures in the attachment will cheer you up and that you will see that your donated funds are used for the right purpose. 

With love and warmth,

The Libera Team 


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LIBERA

Croatian Association for Education, Entrepreneurship and

International Cooperation

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT  FOR „WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS“

Dear donors and supporters,

We are immensely grateful for your support of the project in these challenging times. The fact that you gave us your trust gave us the strength to move on.

The Coronavirus pandemic was a great challenge for us and due to the compliance with Covid19  measures we were unable to hold workshops in schools. Although we were aware of the fact that at those moments children needed us the most, the measures were necessary because of the large number of infected persons and we had to adhere to them.

According to data from the Croatian Institute of public Health (web portal Dnevnik.hr of May 12th 2022), since the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic, there has been a 25% increase in mental disorders in children, and unfortunately we can conclude that there has been an epidemic of mental illness in young people.

We are aware of the entire frustrating situation, but despite such unfavorable circumstances we will not give up and we will continue to build a positive story thanks to your support.

The therapeutic dog Beni, alongside with the psychologist Rutacame to the workshop we held at the Jarun Equestrian Club since it is easier to follow the Covid19 guidelines where all activities are taking place outdoors.

The smile on the children's faces when they spotted the therapeutic dog was priceless. And their happiness was immense when Beni had followed their orders. A dozen children and parents attended the workshop. They met a psychologist who presented them with ways of working with a therapeutic dog. Children were particularly happy that Beni was able to wait for the order and eat the sweets after waiting 5 minutes.

After the mandatory work program, we continued with informal socializing.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/we-empower-croatian-children-to-overcome-fears.

The realization of project activities in the previous period is in accordance with the set goals of the project, related to the following:

  • socializing and workshop for 10 children and their parents with a new therapy dog Beni and his mentor Ruta
  • children's photo session to remember the wonderful socializing with friends and activities with therapy dog  and
  • handing out 10 gift bags that included crayons and plasticine, chocolates and food for their pets.

All those activities will help prevent later severe forms of anxiety and at the same time contribute to solving related specific social problems and proactively influence the development of the community as a whole.Therefore, your support is invaluable to us.We also believe that the pictures in the attachment will cheer you up and that you will see that your donated funds are used for the right purpose. 

With love and warmth,

The Libera team 

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LIBERA

Croatian Association for Education, Entrepreneurship and

International Cooperation

 

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT  FOR „WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS“

 

Dear donors,

at the Libera Association, we believe that the most important thing for children in these challenging times is to socialize, play and be in contact with other children and animals as much as possible.

Whether it is dogs, cats, horses or other small and large pets and all for the purpose of easily overcoming unexpected stressful situations in this case, with the special emphasis on the fear of Covid 19.

The warm weather in Zagreb still allows us outdoor activities, so this time we hurried to the Equestrian club Jarun and in cooperation with our partner decided to cheer up the children attending an initial riding course.

Besides horseback riding, the kids from the club prefer photography and filming, so we took the opportunity to make a new video of the project. You can view it via the link:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/we-empower-croatian-children-to-overcome-fears.

Also, near the club there is a beautiful Lake Jarun in Zagreb, so we went to the shore of the lake with the children and released paper toy boats into the water. The task was to imagine the greatest fear and let it sail away. The children accepted this task with great interest.

The realization of project activities in the previous period is in accordance with the set goals of the project, related to the following:

  • socializing and talking with a new group of children involved in project activities and with their parents as well,

 

  • children's photo and video session to remember the wonderful socializing with friends and activities with animals  and

 

  • handing out 50 gift packages that included  T-shirts, chocolates and food for theirs pets.

 

All those activities will help prevent later severe forms of anxiety and at the same time contribute to solving related specific social problems and proactively influence the development of the community as a whole.

Therefore, your support is invaluable to us.

We also believe that the pictures in the attachment will cheer you up and that you will see that your donated funds are used for the right purpose.

With love and warmth,

Libera’s team

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LIBERA

Croatian Association for Education, Entrepreneurship and

International Cooperation

 

 

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT  FOR „WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS“

 

Dear friends and supporters,

at the Libera Association, we believe that the most important thing for children in these challenging times is to socialize, play and be in contact with other children and animals as much as possible. Whether it is dogs, cats, horses or other small and large pets and all for the purpose of easily overcoming unexpected stressful situations in this case, with the special emphasis on the fear of Covid 19.

  • The warm weather in Zagreb still allows us outdoor activities, so this time we hurried to the Veterinary ambulance Fabela and in cooperation with our partner decided to cheer up the children from the neighborhood Trešnjevka, where  the headquarters of the association is located.

 

  • We organized an event called THESE WONDERFUL CREATURESin order to socialize with children and their pets, and thanks to your donations we bought 70 kilograms of food for dogs and cats and distributed them to children and our fellow citizens in the neighborhood for whom animal food has becomeexpensive , given that their purchasing power is declining slightly.

 

  • With this activity we wanted to draw attention to the fact that animals are not toy and that they should be respected as well as all other living beings on earth. It often happens unfortunately that during the summer people try to get rid of their pets.

The realization of project activities in the previous period is in accordance with the set goals of the project, related to the following:

 

  • group of children involved in project activities by interacting with pets

 

  • pets photo session to remember this beautiful activities  and

 

  • handing out gifts that included, dogs and cats food.

 

We also believe that the pictures in the attachment will cheer you up and that you will see that your donated funds are used for the right purpose .

With love and warmth,

Libera’s team

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PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT  FOR „WE EMPOWER CROATIAN CHILDREN TO OVERCOME FEARS“

 

Dear Donors,

 

This was supposed to be a Report, as another in a series, however, the challenge posed to us by the Covid 19 virus stunned us all.

The inability to maintain physical contact, fewer events and meetings has put us in a situation where everything takes place via the internet. As the focus of the project was to socialize as much as possible with the children, exchange of information and workshops about children's fears, we felt a great constraint in carrying out everything given. Such circumstances introduced a new challenge for us.

Unfortunately, during this challenging Covid 19 period, fears increased in both adults and children. The attitude of children towards the fear of the virus largely depended on the opinion of the parents and their overcoming of such an unforeseen situation. The children were able to take their views, even though they sometimes went to their detriment.This was evident from the children’s drawings and completed questionnaires.

So, we could hardly wait for the first nice, warm days and visited a new group of children who attended the initial riding course. And to alleviate their fears caused by the virus, we made a photo session and brought them small gifts.

The most important thing for us was the smile on their faces because they could finally be in the Equestrian Club without fear of the virus and strengthen their self-confidence and self-esteem through caring for horses.

Thanks to you dear donors and supporters of the project, we are boldly moving forward despite various unforeseen circumstances such as Covid 19, which has turned all our usual ways of functioning upside down.

During this challenging period, we decided to leave all the difficult topics such as lack of self-confidence, lack of self-esteem and fear of viral diseases to parents. Parents also agreed with this, because they also believe that the most important thing for children is to play and socialize with animals, and all for the purpose of easily overcoming unexpected stressful situations in this case, with the special emphasis on the fear of Covid 19.

  

 

The realization of project activities in the previous period is in accordance with the set goals of the project, related to the following:

 

 

  • socializing and talking with a new group of children involved in project activities and with their parents as well,

 

  • children's photo session to remember the wonderful socializing with friends and activities with animals  and

 

  • handing out gifts that included, among other things, T-shirts, chocolates, notebooks and pens.

 

  

We are paying special attention to the fact that children are traumatized by daily announcements about the number of infected and the number of deaths in Zagreb and beyond Croatia and that they are extremely sensitive to that fact during this corona crisis.

That is why we will do everything with our work and with your support to make the children happy. We will try to make children forget their current fears, to play freely and to look forward to spending time with friends and animals and in order to strengthen their well-being and their mental health.

We also believe that the pictures in the attachment will cheer you up and that you will see that your donated funds are in the right hands, because we have the same goal and that is happy and healthy children.

 

Thank you from all project participants!!!

  

As we told on our website.

www.libera.hr

 

 

Every fear is easy to overcome with a good friend

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Project Leader:
INES RUDELIC
Zagreb, Croatia
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