Children's Stories of Resilience
Children's stories of resilience
How Baby Nema Found Love on a Garbage Heap
It's an all too familiar site - a town in South Sudan left ravaged and half-empty as a result of armed conflict. Perhaps less common - a baby abandoned on a garbage heap. In her first years of life, Nema lost everything to violence. But, with a little support, the community is taking her under their wing...
Our Inclusive Education Helped Lebanese Ghaith (11) Come a Long Way
Children like Ghaith with disabilities living in situations of crisis and armed conflict face a number of specific challenges - particularly accessing their fundamental right to an education. War Child is working to make inclusion central to all our activities - including our education projects in Lebanon.
Edisa (19) is Using Her Newfound Craft to Reclaim Her Future
When Edisa was forced to flee her home in Burundi, life changed irreversibly. Arriving at a refugee camp in eastern DR Congo, she faced hunger, uncertainty and then, the sudden death of her father. With little means to build a better life, Edisa felt 'useless' and shunned by her community. Yet, she was about to surprise everyone - most of all herself - with the support of our vocational training programme...
Laith (6) is Learning Safely From 'Home' Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic
Schools across Jordan are still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that thousands of Jordanian and refugee children are currently denied their fundamental right to an education. To help address this War Child is working with children like Laith and his family to ensure he can continue to learn, safely from home
Laila (15) from Gaza Uses Social Media to Defend Children's Rights
Laila (15) is used to the fragility of life in the Gaza Strip. Yet, that familiar feeling of being awoken in the early hours by the sound of an approaching airstrike hasn't gotten any easier. Laila would revisit years of fear and violence as she fled her apartment block just minutes before the explosion - her youngest sister in her arms.
Nelson (15) is Moving Beyond Anger in Uganda
The events refugees experience on their journeys to safety are distressing enough - yet the effects of violence, separation and fear continue once they find sanctuary. TeamUp is designed to support refugee children to process these experiences - like Nelson who escaped brutal violence in DR Congo…
Iyad (14) Left Syria to Chase a Brighter Future
Every child has the fundamental right to an education. Yet claiming that right in the midst of displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic takes strength and determination. Through the Back to the Future project War Child and partners are supporting Syrian refugee children like Iyad to claim their right to learn - no matter what obstacles they face. Iyad shares his story here.
Heba (12) and Chaima's (12) Renewed Friendship in Gaza
War Child’s Helping Children Heal project provides protection and recreation opportunities to the most marginalised children in Gaza. It also provides a space where friendship can blossom away from violent conflict - as the story of Heba and Chaima shows…