Save the Children Italia Onlus and Save the Children Schweiz – Program HEART in Bosnia-Herzegovina – Phase III

The Program HEART, successfully implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2013 by Save the Children North-West Balkans, was fundamental to offer psychosocial support to many children suffering from severe chronic stress symptoms of the canton of Tuzla, Una-Sana and Posavina. On the basis of the excellent results obtained, the Phase III of the Program, developed by Save the Children Italia Onlus and Save the Children Schweiz in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Una-Sana and different pedagogical institutes, also aims to institutionalize the HEART methodology across the whole country and integrate it into all the national education curricula.

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Association LAD Onlus – WonderLAD Architecture meets Solidarity

The project WonderLAD stemmed from the desire of a team of psychologists, who had been working for twenty years at the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Unit of the Hospital of Catania, to offer young patients, suffering from cancer, and their family, a space of freedom and creativity to express their fears and disability creatively, thus preventing the long-term effects of the trauma implied by a cancer diagnosis. Fully recognized by the National Public Authorities as a multifunctional receptive structure of great value in social and innovation terms, WonderLAD will inaugurate its first module, hosting artistic workshops and daily activities, on November 20, 2018, on the occasion of the International Children’s Rights Day.

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Fondation Terre des hommes Lausanne – You Create Project

The “You Create” Project that Fondation Terre des hommes is developing in Egypt and Iraq intends to i. design and implement a new arts-bases methodology to support the psychosocial well-being of those children and youths in migration and adversity settings; ii. elaborate a model of psychosocial intervention (Pilot Art Kit) to be experimented in Egypt and Iraq through the training of local young leaders, and to be implemented in their own communities. The very last aim of this integrated project is the capitalization and the dissemination of this innovative psychosocial methodology via the online platform Childhub (https://childhub.org/eng), the production of Guidelines and, in the future, its spreading in the areas of intervention of Terre des hommes, and amongst the peer organizations and stakeholders interested in implementing the methodology both at local and international level.

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RED NOSES Clowndoctors International – Participation Scholarships Healthcare Clowning International Meeting 2018

The Healthcare Clowning International Meeting is an international conference that, every two years, gathers researchers, medical staff, policy-makers and clown-doctors from around the world to set forth professional standards, to design Best Practices and also to professionalize the Healthcare Clowning in hospital settings (and particularly, in the Paediatric and Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Units) as well as in crisis and humanitarian emergency contexts (refugees camps and asylum seekers centers). The scholarships, awarded by RED NOSES Clowndoctors International, with the support of Fondation Alta Mane, allowed 17 artists and managers coming from emerging countries (Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America, and Middle-East) and with limited financial resources to acquire new skills to replicate the art of Clowning in their different countries of origin, for the benefit of thousands of hospitalized children and/or unaccompanied minors on the move and in condition of social vulnerability.

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