Conflicts and natural disasters significantly impact on children’s psycho social well-being and development. Exposure to violence, disaster, loss of or separation from family members and friends, deterioration in living conditions, inability to provide for one’s self and family, and lack of access to services can all have immediate and long-term consequences for children, families and communities and impair their ability to function and be fulfilled.
RIC-NET with support from Global Fund for Children(GFC) conducts psycho social support sessions and mentor ship for conflict affected in and out of school young girls to help them recover from traumatic events that they experienced.
|During a psycho social support session at semuliki high school|
This support is in form of sharing different experiences , counseling,encouraging victims to cope among others .Specifically for the girls we work with this has enabled them to have a positive attitude towards life, improve on their self esteem and confidence , concentrate on their studies and stay in school to complete their studies .
|Some of the girls who attend the psycho social sessions pose for a photo at Semuliki high school|