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Sector: Art and Development Ongoing Country: Ukraine Project status: Ongoing Partner: Fondation Terre des hommes
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Objectives

The project “Piloting the revised YOU CREATE methodology with youth from conflict affected areas of Ukraine” will be developed in the schools and community spaces of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in 12 communities of the Oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk. It aims to implement and replicate the new methodology YOU CREATE in Ukraine to offer arts-based psychosocial support to IDPs (Internally Displaced Person) children and youths dealing with post-traumatic stress disorders, as a consequence of the conflict dramatically started in 2014.

Specifically, this project aims to:

  • Improve the psychosocial well-being, build the resilience and strengthen the social cohesion of IDPs children and youths;
  • Develop the Capacity Building of the Staff of Terre des hommes in Ukraine for implementing and disseminating the new methodology in other communities affected by the protracted crisis in East Ukraine.

Activities

Between July 2019 and April 2020 Fondation Terre des hommes, with Alta Mane support, foresees to develop the following activities:

  • Organize 2 trainings, intended to 40 people (16 professionals in child protection – Adult Allies – and 24 IDPs youth – Youth Leaders), to develop the local Capacity Building on the implementation and dissemination of the new methodology, as well as on the development of youth-led creative art projects;
  • Organize 2 on-line sessions for Youth Leaders and Adult Allies in Ukraine to connect with Youth Leaders and adult allies in the other YOU Create piloted countries for sharing experiences and Lessons Learnt;
  • Disseminate and replicate the new methodology in other communities affected by the protracted crisis in East Ukraine;
  • 12 youth-led art projects in 12 communities of the Oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk.

Beneficiaries

  • 16 Adult Allies, professionals in child protection, educators, psychologists, Tdh Child Protection Field Officers);
  • 24 IDPs Youth Leaders;
  • 200 peer youth participants in youth-lead art projects.

Partner

Foundation Terre des hommes, based in Lausanne, was established in 1960 and is today the leading Swiss child relief agency, improving the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable children. Every year, the Foundation helps more than 3 million children and their families in 30 countries, running health, emergency response, as well as  education and child protection programs.