Children's Stories of Resilience
Children's stories of resilience
Jesus (9) From Eritrea is Learning to Clear His Head With TeamUp
You left everything behind. After an often frightening journey you arrive in the Netherlands. And before you know it, you're in the Dutch school system. For most children it takes some time to get used to a new way of life. That’s the case for nine-year-old Jesus from Eritrea.
Sara (14) Escaped From Uncertainty and Joined TeamUp in The Netherlands
Sara (14) escaped the violence and instability of Afghanistan in 2016 to start a new life with her family in the Netherlands. Four years later Sara and her family still face an uncertain situation - but she finds vital support and stability through the TeamUp programme…
Yonas (14) is on a Journey Towards Peace of Mind
Yonas and Kidane fled the totalitarian regime in Eritrea together with their brothers and parents. The boys are now settled in the Dutch province of Drenthe - where they find some much needed stability through the TeamUp programme. The brothers share their experiences with us here…
Mohammed (13) From Syria is Learning to Express His Emotions
Mohammed was four years old when he fled the battlefield in Syria. For seven years he lived in Jordan, where he was discriminated against and bullied. He has been living in the Netherlands for two years. Sometimes he finds it difficult to express his emotions, but the TeamUp activities are helping him to do just that. "I like that teachers ask me how I am doing. That didn't happen in Syria and Jordan".
Hoessein (10) Feels Empowered by TeamUp
Hoessein arrived in the Netherlands nearly a year ago - having escaped the horrors of Syria’s civil war. He frequently has to process intense memories - but he remains resilient. Hussein particularly enjoys taking part in TeamUp
Rami (10) is Growing Up Under the Gaza Blockade
Gaza – perceived as the world’s largest open-air jail - is home to 1.8 million people, two thirds of whom are under 25 years old. Robbed of their future, children remain at the mercy of life under blockade. Children like Rami and his brothers...