Let The Children Come
We are no strangers to their stories. Their faces, plastered on the news, across magazines, papers and social media have been indelibly ingrained in our memories.
The sweet young girl, shell shocked in the back of an ambulance.
The body of a child, washed up on the shore.
The child, being passed by his father over a barbed wire fence.
How could we ever forget? Until we do. And their faces become a memory and their stories fade into the recesses of our busy lives.
But they don’t forget - the 28 million children who have fled violence and war - those experiences stay with them, their experiences define them, they are not a memory but an everyday, living reality.
Refugee children. THey are 28 million of the world’s most vulnerable, who have seen anD experienced the worst of the worst, and have come through the other side.
And they are not unscathed. In fact, reports and studies show, in them, some of the highest suicide and self-harm rates the world has ever seen. They show an escalation in violence, limited education and heightened risk of exploitation.
It’s not right, and we can’t overlook the injustice of it.
We believe that every child deserves the best chance at life. We see the effects that trauma has on children, and we want to do something about it. We believe their stories can be changed, that they can end in hope, new beginnings and courageous futures.
That’s why we developed a child focussed trauma rehabilitation curriculum specifically for these children. We want to walk alongside them as they journey to a place of wholeness and recovery. And we want you to join us, we want YOU to be a part of their recovery, a part of their new story.
The Heroes Journey is more than just a program, it’s a hands on experience that provides a safe place for children to explore the effect their trauma has had on them. It focuses on building resilience through hope, gratitude, kindness, finding the courage to combat shame and the courage to forgive.
Children deserve justice, they deserve a future, they deserve a chance to be a Hero. Will you join us and help us raise $40,000 to bring child focused trauma rehabilitation to the world’s most vulnerable?
JOIN THE CAUSE
If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that we rely heavily on donor support - not just financially, but in raising awareness and spreading the message of hope through our life changing trauma rehabilitation programs.
We know so many of you will be excited to join us in the Heroes Journey, so we’ve gone ahead and made a media pack for you, full of images, printables and even some easy wording for your social media posts!
Join us by starting your own facebook fundraiser and get your friends involved in the cause!
You can even add a FRAME to your facebook profile photo to show your support for the Tutapona Heroes Journey clicking here.
You can also donate by clicking HERE!
Read Their Stories
There is something beautiful about a child who wants to share their story to inspire others, and our 40thousand.Tutapona.com site is full of these amazing stories of hope and recovery.
Sami was 12 years old when ISIS came and turned his life upside down. He tells a story of daring escape, hiding in abandoned houses and treacherous mountain journeys to get to safety. His story of forgiveness and how that changed his family inspires us!
Nadia was so young when her family was forced to flee Somalia. The horrors of what she saw were compounded by life they were forced into in Uganda. When Tutapona came to her area, Nadia dressed in a hijab, wearing her mothers clothes so that she could sit in the adults program and learn! Read her story here.
You can read more stories of children and parents by visiting 40thousand.tutapona.com!