Character building in war torn areas of Kosovo and Serbia

Most people could never imagine the psychological toll that would be taken on a small child whose country had just passed through a decade of continual war. Loved ones lost, schools destroyed or in a state of extreme disrepair, and parents, siblings, and peers traumatized. With local government and school districts doing their best to recover, a sense of “normalcy” is often the best healing balm for the impressionable young mind. Just getting back into a set routine such as going to school each day can do wonders in driving those distressing memories deeper into the forgotten past.

Seeing this need and knowing that we could help, our Healing Hearts Balkans charity set out to produce a character-building curriculum called Prvi Korak (“First Step”) that would target KG – 2nd grade students and teach them such important positive life-values as kindness, forgiveness, courage, teamwork, and a positive outlook on life. (To read the full article, click here!)

To view the following photos on Healing Hearts Balkans Facebook page click here.

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