Projects we support
War Child Sweden
Safe Spaces - a place where children can play safely
Children at war or on the run often have nowhere to go. A place where they can play, learn and socialize with others. Children of different ages come to War Childs Safe Spaces to process the trauma, receive psychosocial support and start making social contacts again. Here, children, often after long periods of horrible experiences, can relax and practice the interaction with others again. They become happier, calmer and receptive to learning new things again. WHAT WE DO: A Safe Space can be established in a former school, in a refugee camp, in an abandoned home or in another place that is considered suitable and sufficiently safe. Our staff prepares and equips the room for the children, so that they will feel welcome and safe. Furniture, toys, painting materials and other things that may be needed will be in place to be used in our workshops, trainings and projects. For many children, it is the first time after months of escape that they enter a room where they can relax and play. And often it is also the first time in several months that parents see their children play again. It's very emotional. Our trained staff attaches great importance to group games, such as songs and rhymes. In this way, the children practice being with others again. Too often they have experienced isolation or shut themselves in while fleeing. THIS IS WHAT MAKES YOUR MONEY: It costs SEK 150,000 to set up and equip a Safe Space. A Safe Space can be used by up to 250 children per week, with adults included, the figure rises to approx. 500 per week. In other words, a single Safe Space is very useful. War Child works as far as possible with local staff, who are well acquainted with what the children's reality looks like. Help War Child take the war out of the children. Give your contribution now!
War Child Sweden
Can't Wait to Learn: support e-learning for children in war
Every child has the right to education, even if they happen to grow up in war. It is often forgotten by warring parties, who would rather look after their own interests than the children's future. Right now, there are about 30 million children in the world who never get the opportunity to go to school due to war. We want to change that. That is why we have developed Can't Wait to Learn , the e-Learning program that improves the future of children in war. Support us so that more people can access it. THIS IS WHAT MAKES YOUR MONEY: A solar-powered reading tablet costs SEK 1,050 to buy and program. WHAT WE DO: War Child does not build permanent schools. That's not our job. But we make sure that children, whose schools have been bombed and teachers have fled, still have access to alternative education. Because when children learn to read, count and write, their chances of a positive future increase. Our e-Learning program, Can't Wait to Learn (CWTL), has received a great deal of international attention. It gives children outside the school system the opportunity to teach on solar-powered tablets. Can't Wait to Learn is based entirely on open source and has been created in collaboration with teachers, students, parents, game makers and professors. CWTL was initially tested with children in Sudan. The evaluation from students, parents and other adults was very positive and the children have had to credit the teaching as the corresponding time in the "real" school. This means that once they can go back to school, they are not several years behind in the level of education. In 2017, we will start our work with Can't Wait to Learn in the war-torn Middle East, especially in Jordan and Lebanon. The needs here are enormous, not least for all children who fled Syria. As early as 2020, an estimated 170,000 children will have access to education via Can't Wait to Learn. Google is one of the project's sponsors, but we need more. Thank you for your contribution! All the courses on the tablets are approved by the respective country's Ministry of Education, which means that the children can credit the knowledge as "real" schooling. Each plate is used by at least three children. Help War Child take the war out of the children. Give your contribution now! If this project does not reach its full financial goal in the allotted time, I agree that my contribution will be used for War Child's other project to support children in war.
War Child Sweden
SEK 250 provides an entire family with food for a month in Yemen
Yemeni children pay a fatal price for the adult war. Since the conflict began, more than 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes. 80% of those living in the greatest need are children. The civil war in Yemen continues to escalate, leaving millions of children in need of humanitarian aid. Over the past two and a half years, the conflict in Yemen has grown. From being an internal conflict between government forces and the rebel group Houthi, the war has grown into major conflicts between competing regional forces. The people of Yemen are exposed to terrorist attacks and airstrikes. The ongoing war has led to around 22 million (80% of the population) in need of emergency humanitarian aid. Millions of people are in a vulnerable situation, not only because of the fighting but also because of the lack of food and health care. The children are the ones hardest hit by the conflict. As society collapses, about two million children lack access to education. Outbreaks of cholera and other diseases further aggravate the condition. WHAT WE DO: War Child is on site and works to protect children and young people and also provides food to vulnerable families. War Child has also taken part in the Yemen Joint Response initiative started by the Dutch Relief Alliance. Six organizations work together to assist with emergency humanitarian support where it is needed most. Help us support children and young people in Yemen by donating to the fundraiser. THIS IS WHAT MAKES YOUR MONEY: SEK 250 is enough for food vouchers that cover an entire family's food needs for a month. Help War Child take the war out of the children. Give your contribution now! If this project does not reach its full financial goal in the allotted time, I agree that my contribution will be used for War Child's other project to support children in war.
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