Emergency Intervention for traumatised children affected by cyclone Idai
Emergency pedagogic interventions which focuses on psychologically traumatized children and adolescents in war zones and disaster areas. Emergency pedagogy helps stabilize affected individuals psychologically and socially. This is done by supporting them in their efforts to process the traumatizing events, and thereby integrate them into their own biography. Through the activation of the body‘s self healing powers, possible long-term post-traumatic stress disorders can be minimized or avoided altogether. Our emergency pedagogic interventions are based on conceptions of Waldorf education and closely related therapeutic instruments.
The Emergency pedagogy Johannesburg team consists of twelve members of Waldorf teachers, parents and trained emergency pedagogy facilitators and trainers. We need to raise R25000 to send five trained facilitators of our team to Chimanimani, a district in Zimbabwe that has been devastated by cyclone Idai where 150 people have been declared dead and increasing in numbers and more than 2000 people are missing. Mud-slides have resulted in more than 30 houses being washed away, house have been swept away by flooding, the power has been knocked out as well as communication lines, thousands are forced to seek refuge in the hills and mountains. In tact schools and churches provide refuge for those left homeless and children who have been left displaced.
We must raise R25000 to do interventions with the children in some of these schools. The intervention is led by Nelson Matambo, a member of this devastated community and currently a Waldorf teacher, parent and trained Emergency pedagogy facilitator.
Our journey begins in the early hours of Thursday morning, 4th April 2019.
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