Imagine being a baby ripped from your warm cosy bed to be taken like a parcel on a treacherous journey because your parents want to be able to offer you a better life, a life of peace with a future…
Imagine growing up for four – five years in a refugee camp: living in makeshift tents, muddy outside when it rains, nowhere safe to play, nothing particular to do… you are now five years old and have known nothing else – this is your whole life!
But you are a child, with a right to play in a safe environment, a right to be stimulated with toys and books, a right to learn, a right to be creative, a right to education…
And then there is the scary part: the story of your friends, the ones you played with until yesterday – you hear they went away on a big, big boat but the boat sank and your friends went under water – they are no more… scary! Really scary because you know your parents might like to try and go away from this only world you know, too!
The Heart School is a little shining star in the midst of this refugee camp: something to look forward to everyday; a place to meet your friends, be creative and play; a place that will teach a lot and even English for your future one day…
Let’s give these children HOPE…
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Reblogged from http://heartelt.org/2016/05/06/refugee-children-not-statistics-but-children-with-the-same-rights/
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My name is Susan Brodar, born in London into a multilingual family and brought up bilingual English / Italian.