Save the Children through their ‘HEART’ programme, which is ‘Healing & Education through ART’ support children as Aya. Aya lived with her parents in Mosul, but after constant bombing and airstrikes in 2014, she with her family left their home, walked for miles under the baking sun to a place of safety.
Aya as many children was scared, distressed and very withdrawn. So many children are too scared to open their eyes, others unable to speak and almost all are withdrawn due to the trauma they experienced. They no longer can interact as they try to process the world around them.
Save the Children through the HEART programme help support the psychosocial and mental wellbeing of all children living in countries of conflict. Creating a safe space for them to express their feelings through art, they help them open up, heal, interact with other children and create the space for them to be able to dream again of their futures.