Annual Report 2014
Young lives in Lebanon, where thousands of refugee children from Syria needed a safe space where they could connect to each other. In South Sudan, a country stricken by violence and fear, where education helped former child soldiers build a future for themselves. In DR Congo and Uganda, we helped girls who faced sexual violence - not only once, but repeatedly, and often while they were only among 10 and 14-years old.
And in every single country we worked in, a change happened.
Children found a way to use their voice. To speak up. To find ways to defend themselves against war, poverty and abuse from adults. Through psycho-social support, education, and by simply being allowed to be a child. We brought out their potential and self-confidence, despite the trauma they experienced. Because we believe in their ability to play an active role in shaping their future.
We’re proud to show this in our annual report. Not only in numbers; it's the stories of change that make a difference. The child who, ten years after having been helped by War Child, has now become a leader for their community and helps other children with their struggles.
This is why we do what we do. Because we believe no child should be part of war. Ever.