Childhood Rescue Project
$9,950 of $3,000 goal
By playing, children will maintain the connection between their inner selves and the outside world in a harmonious way, thus having a fair chance to grow as a whole, and mentally, emotionally as well as physically healthy human being.
Currently there are thousands of migrant children from Syria, Afghanistan and Irak stranded in tents and camps in northern Greece near the Macedonian border; most of them had to escape war and walk with and at times without their families for thousands of miles without proper clothing, food, security and education.
Childhood Rescue Project is going to Idomeni and Polykastro, Greece on April 22nd for one week, and we ask for your help to fund the materials needed to build toys, set up a tent to hold a playgroup and leave a structure for our work to be continued by local volunteers.
Now that many european countries have started to close their borders the urgency is even greater to step in and help those children, who are undergoing severe stress and trauma from their experiences with war and migration. Our priority for this trip is to interact with those children and evaluate and set up structures for a longer term basis, which, hopefully, with a growing team of volunteers will help the ones who need it most.
We are very grateful for any donations you can give and will keep you all posted on our experiences and interactions on our Facebook page.
Thank you for all the support that you've been giving to our project in the past year. We wouldn't have done all that we did without your donations.
With your generous help we were able to work with the Syrian refugee children in camps in northern Greece and with displaced children of 2 villages in Mariana/Brasil. We did a photo exhibition of the children's work in Eko/Vasilika, São Paulo/Brasil and in England. We were also able to follow up with the Syrian children who have been relocated to Athens.
Childhood Rescue Project is now an NGO!
We are closing this fundraising but we will have a website coming soon where you can continue supporting this cause.
Please continue to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
All the best to all of you!
Childhood Rescue Project team.
Friday, November 18th, I'm taking Childhood Rescue Project for the first time to Brasil!!!!
It's going to be working in my country the first time in 14 years!
November last year, at the same time I got involved with the humanitarian crises, a big ecological disaster happened in Brasil - A dam of a big mine Samarco broke and destroyed Bento Rodrigues, Paracatu (small villages close to my home town). The mud reached Rio Doce, one of the biggest rivers of Minas Gerais and in days reached the ocean. The toxic mud killed the river and left thousands of families with nothing.
The families of Bento rodrigues and Paracatu were relocated in Mariana, but each in different parts of the city. Those people lost not only all their belonging and members of the family but also their community.
My work is going to be working with the children of those 2 villages and find a way to put them in touch in the city by creating a common space to play.
in collaboration with the project we will have "Parquear" presenting Parquear Bando on November 29th - place and time coming soon.
Please spread the word and donate if it's possible.
The work is happening in cooperation with the amazing EKO Project with children of Vasilika camp, on the northern part of Greece.
Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily updates.
Next stop, Brasil!
CRP will be working with children from Bento Rodrigues, that today are living in Mariana/MG after loosing their homes and all belongings due to the biggest environment disaster of all times. The company responsible for this damage is Samarco, a branch of Vale.
A big thanks to all of you who supported us with your generous donation.
I am completely overwhelmed with gratitude. We have raised quite a bit more than our goal in such a short time and it's just amazing to have received all this love and support for our project. Thank you so much!
So, now we have to pack up all the materials we bought so far; one more day of getting things and packing before we're off to Greece!
I'll keep you all posted of our action on here and on our Facebook and Instagram page. Please follow us and send some words of encouragement if you can. It will be much needed and appreciated :)
Once again, I thank you in our behalf and the children's behalf for your generosity and support.
With much love,
Lele Luiza and Lili Maeda