Many children grow up in a daily life marked by violence; the images of war, abuse, persecution and loss of family are all too familiar. What are not seen are the psychological wounds and deep emotional scars that remain even after physical injuries have healed. Most of these traumatized children suffer depression, nightmares, loss of self-worth and often are the source of future aggression. Our Children for Tomorrow therapists and doctors are specialized in therapeutic treatments to heal these invisible wounds. Giving these children a chance for a better future is the mission of our foundation.
Stefanie Graf Founder and Chairwoman Children for Tomorrow
Children for Tomorrow opended an exhibition in collaboration with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation about the traumas of refugee children. Founder and Chairwoman Stefanie Graf visited the exhibition with her team last week at the “Galerie im Georgshof”. [...]
To support the civic engagement for refugees in our city, 16 foundations in Hamburg have created a Fund called „Refugees and volunteering”. This Fund gives volunteers quick and uncomplicated financial help for their work.
Young people from Afghanistan and Somalia proudly presented their stop motion film "New life-new home" (4:50 min.), which aroses in the two-week film project. By using paper arts they afforded to interested visitors insights into personal stories in their home countries, on their escapes and perceptions in Germany.
Said arrived in Hamburg nine months ago. He is currently visiting the secondary modern school in Billstedt and wants to start an apprenticeship as car mechanic. Today his life has a perspective. At first Said seems to be a normal young boy - if there weren’t that ten centimeter scar above his right eye that tells us more about his story.
Every day, thousands of adolescents and children flee their home country from war, bombs, violence and persecution. Next Friday (June 20th) is #WorldRefugeeDay. This day brings awareness to the 44 million people who are on the run worldwide - that's the population of Colombia and the highest number in the last 20 years!
The vernissage of the photo exhibition “special moments” opened the doors to many interested guests on a sunny April 11 to view the moving photographs of young refugees from Afghanistan and Somalia.Young artists from the photo project illustrate how different the personal significance of the special moment can be and thus the diversity of photographic [...]