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
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 [...]
The journey to our project in Uganda was my first trip to the Pearl of Africa in the 5th year of Children For Tomorrow Uganda. My name is Catharina Voss, I am 26 years old and I am the project manager of CFT Uganda replacing Dr. Fionna Klasen for this year. Last year, I got [...]
Scent of flowers and sunshine lure people from Hamburg to the shore of the Inner Alster Lake – finally spring begins! Young people from the photo project will be offered an attractive backdrop and source of inspiration. Between sunbathers and birds chirping, the young photographers are on the track of spring moments and the carefree atmosphere [...]
A year ago 15-year-old Zorah and her family escaped from the atrocities of the Taliban by fleeing from Afghanistan to Germany. After Zorah arrived in Germany, she hardly dared to leave her room in the home for asylum seekers. After being raped on her way to school by several men in Afghanistan, she was terrified [...]
Hold on … feel the moment and absorb it!In a world of fast changing visual and emotional impressions, young people in the photo projekt act contrary to their chaotic life with the reproduction of still pictures.For each person the moment is a different one. Snapshots are focussing a moment. What is the difference between the [...]
Adolescents surprise the visitors with a sensitive, deeply moving imagery.The images thematize sadness, emptiness and loneliness as well as aspirations, bright spots and hope. Visitors were led into a world of impressive realities accompanied by Christmas spirit. The exhibition is open until 11 April 2014 on the ground floor and 1st floor at the foundation headquarters in Hamburg.3 … 2 … 1 … the countdown is on! Bid to win for photographs taken by refugee children and signed by Stefanie Graf until [...]