Why Distribute LEGO (c) and DUPLO (c) to Children-at-Risk

Since the summer of 2013 we have been busy distributing donated sets of Lego© and Duplo© to children-at-risk and needy institutions in various countries of the Balkans: Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Romania and Moldova, as well as in other needy countries like Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, and even the DRC in Africa! Our goal is to nurture creative young mindsets by encouraging their intrinsic inborn motivation.

“Children are curious, creative, and imaginative. They embrace discovery and wonder, and the link between curiosity, play, and learning is inevitable. We demonstrate the link in the eyes of thought leaders, and provide tools and knowledge to stimulate the natural urge to imag- ine, create, learn, and grow.”

“Education should be strong, entrepreneurial, fun, ambitious and inspiring teamwork rather than competition.”

“Play is a very important need of children everywhere. When these things are provided for, children are empowered to build a better future for themselves and their communities.”

“In the same playful and highly imaginative way that children transform a pile of bricks into a jumbo jet or a fairytale palace, we bring imag- ination to work everyday – in the way we go about our jobs, our experience-based approach to learning.”

Anna interacting with children-at-risk as they explore the amazing world of LEGO!

To view more photos on Healing Hearts Balkans Facebook page, click here.

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