The 6×6 autographs of those great people who make a difference to vulnerable children’s lives across the world have eventually been framed!
Very timely relief from the voices of isolation, discrimination and hatred that surround us at the moment.
One might be under the false impression that we can forget multiple disadvantage and severe trauma when visiting well developed services and a great city like Vienna. But problems find their way such as the rapidly rising number of refugee children here.
It was interesting to hear how specialist services rationalise their input; and how the SOS Children’s Villages had to respond in a short time by opening new care homes and appointing skilled staff. The highlight was clearly Hannes and his Psychology team based within Welfare Services – brave investment in the current climate, and plenty of innovation in engaging refugee and other vulnerable young people.
They say that “one picture is worth 1,000 words”. A gifted artwork is certainly worth more!
What a clever way of the two artists capturing the workshop at the Anna Freud Centre in London last week. Who needs minutes or abstracts?
It’s all there: music, spirituality, faith, neural development, healing, even Theory of Change for organisations involved. Pleased with the WACIT football generous representation too – a positive spin on my emabarrasding own goal video…and has given me ideas where to have future meetings with stakeholders.