Reading stories has a positive impact on children's mental health; reading together also helps children to in addition to develop their language skills and imagination. Understanding that school closures were putting children’s education and emotional well-being at risk, #SAVEWITHSTORIES in Arabic was launched in Egypt on International Children’s Day, November 20th 2020.
International Youth Day is marked on the 12th of August each year; an annual celebration of the role of youth in change around the world. It is an opportunity to highlight their achievements, challenges and the problems they face.
Heba is one of the thousands of women who benefited from the “Saving Young Children’s Lives” project and are now spreading what they have learnt among their communities. Read the full story here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to everyone going into quarantine to reduce the risk of transmission. In order for us to live together healthily, our homes must be safe spaces where children and adolescents can have their basic needs met and feel secure. Equally important is that they feel they are listened to, that their opinion is considered and that they are accepted as they are. A safe space is also one in which adults are consciously present and aware of their own personal processes. Remember, too, that everyone's needs and interests vary according to their age and personality.