'We tend to talk about ‘refugees’ or ‘traumatised children’ in plural
But the fact is that there’s an individual child behind every refugee and every trauma. Each with his or her own name, face, character, dreams, wishes, sorrow, memories and loved ones.
The goal of the safe spaces that Save the Children is running is to bring back the individual child.'
Sabina Copinga, blogs from Zaatari camp on the Syrian border in Jordan
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Play is so important
"When I grow up I want to work at the Child Friendly Space and be a staff person. I want to help other children. I want to help children get better, like me, I have become educated and happier. The Child Friendly Space is my favourite place to be.”
- Aleisha, 13, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
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‘It’s a gift to become someone special to the children. To teach them how valuable they are’
Dalgis Alandete, tutor at a safe space in Venesuela
'Children start to laugh again, simply because something funny happens.'
Sabine Copinga, communications adviser, Zaatari camp safe space, Jordan
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