“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” Anonymous
When I sat down tonight to read my emails I was awe-struck by the inspirational humanitarian work that Lina Safar is involved with. I have shared intimate life stories with her over the years as we collaborated with two picture books, Rubber Shoes & Pink Fire Trucks. And while I haven’t met her face to face, I’ve gotten a glimpse into her soul. Simply put, she is an amazing and talented lady with an enormous heart.
Lina Safar is involved with a very important and life changing project: Comfort For Kids- A Project for Syria. As Lina writes on her blog, “According to the UN, more than half of all Syrian refugees are under the age of 18. Most have been out of school for months, if not years. The youngest are confused and scared by their experiences, lacking the sense of safety and home they need. The older children are forced to grow up too fast, finding work and taking care of their family in desperate circumstances.”
Comfort For Kids (C4K) is a Mercy Corps Psychosocial Support methodology that has been used to help children recover after traumatic events. It is currently being used in Jordan and Lebanon (2013) in response to the Syrian Crisis.