Mentorship Project Supports Refugee Youth to Secure a Future in SwedenFeb. 21, 2022
Amidst an increasingly hostile environment, War Child is harnessing the good will of civil society, forward-thinking employers and the private sector to create a more tolerant, inclusive labor market for young refugees in Sweden.
Former Child Soldier Uses His Experiences to Break the Cycle of TraumaFeb. 12, 2022
John Garang Nhail was just 14 years old when he was recruited by the South Sudanese army. Now, a full-grown man in his 50s, he's determined to use his experiences to break the cycle of generational trauma.
E-learning Innovation Combats Wave of School Drop Outs across LebanonFeb. 3, 2022
Lebanon’s education system is in crisis. For young people in refugee camps, the fear is that children may never return to school. In the spirit of the Lebanese people themselves, War Child is getting creative - delivering flexible e-learning to children at home.
Using Science to Reduce the Psychological Suffering of Children in WarJan. 10, 2022
Scientific evidence is key to any researcher. It’s particularly important when your mission is to reduce the psychological suffering of children in war. Through his new position as Professor of Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at King’s College London, Mark Jordans is determined to take this one step further.
Testing Times: Online Learning Appraisal Gets ‘Thumbs Up’Dec. 28, 2021
Teachers, caregivers, and children have given a new online learning assessment tool the ‘thumbs up’. The Gamified Learning Measuring Tool, developed and tested by War Child, the Humanitarian Education Accelerator and New York University TIES, measures children’s learning abilities in maths and reading as well as their social and emotional learning skills.
DR Congo Youth Use Work to Carve Out an Alternative to ViolenceDec. 21, 2021
Chronic poverty and lack of education is driving thousands of young people in Eastern DR Congo into the clutches of armed groups and rebel forces. By supporting youth to find work and get their business ideas off the ground, War Child is working to turn this around.
Rapid Expansion of Psychosocial Support to Children in WarDec. 14, 2021
Play is an important way for children to heal from war. It supports them to relieve stress and tension, process their experiences and, most importantly, get back to being children. That’s why we are scaling our movement-based psychosocial support intervention TeamUp - with plans to reach 340,000 children in 22 countries by the close of 2022.