Re- imagining play
Launch February 25, 2020
Registration closes: Jul 27th2020
Submission Deadline: Aug 11th 2020
Public Voting begins: Sep 1st 2020
Public Voting ends: Sep 26th 2020
Result Announcement: Oct 8th 2020
Recent times have witnessed a shift in humanity like never before, more than 70 million people around the world are displaced from their homes. Fleeing their countries entirely due to persecution, war or violence, almost 25.9 million of these are seeking asylum in other countries, becoming refugees.
According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) out of a global population of 7.2 million school-age refugee children, four million do not attend lessons of any kind. Studies show child refugees are particularly vulnerable and are five times more likely never to go to school than non-refugee children on a global level.
How do we keep children engaged and safe, while also helping them overcome traumatic experiences? How do we help them develop the skills and abilities to make sense of their surroundings? How do we work towards helping them develop their communication, problem solving & conflict resolving skills and let them know that there will be better days?
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