02 June 2023

Training teachers on Psychosocial Support (PSS) Gives Conflict-Affected Children Access to Education

The conflict in Yemen, which erupted in 2015, has had a severe impact on children. Today, there are over 11 million Yemeni children in need of humanitarian assistance and thousands of children are in need for psycho-social support. UNICEF held psychosocial support in emergencies training for 150 Yemeni teachers, principals and social workers to…, Reaching conflict-affected children , The training qualified teachers to provide psychosocial support and help alleviate the suffering of conflict-affected children. “Teachers, social workers, and principals were trained on providing psychosocial support and the ethical principles that govern supporting children in emergencies,” says Essam Abdel-Rab, a psychosocial Support trainer. “…, Enhancing teachers’ skills, “I have been a teacher for 28 years, and I became the science supervisor of all schools in the district of Al Hawtah,” says Hammoud Al-Hamoudi. “This training focuses on providing psychosocial support to children in emergencies and finding solutions for the challenges they face. School-based first aid, key concepts related to psychosocial and…, Supporting and protecting children, Given the dire conditions children face because of conflict, psychosocial support is of critical significance because many of the children are suffering from deep psychological scars. “I was really interested in this training; it fueled my motivation to provide children with psychosocial support. I learnt how to deal with children, support them…
24 December 2018

Child Friendly Space put smiles back children's faces

Hadramaut, Yemen, 24 December 2018  - Worsening years of underdevelopment, attacks against civilian infrastructure and lack of salary payments for most civil servants have pushed basic services for Yemeni children to the brink. Children face food shortages, disease, displacement and an acute lack of access to basic social services and this gets…, Shaima and Fatima regained happiness, Before coming to the Gheil Ben Yameen, Shaima and Fatima were living in complete isolation at the family house. Their parents had a hard time trying to convince them to join the centre and the first week they attended the activities, the two young sisters were crying to go back home. However, with patience and care, the animators of the space…, Abdulkarim and Mohammad went back to school, Al Mukalla city has seen an increase in violence in the last years. For the two brothers Abdulkarim and Mohammad, it was almost impossible to sleep at night without hearing the sound of bombs in their village. Since their school had been occupied by armed groups, they stopped going to class and quickly, they stayed at home fearing for the next…, Ibrahim found a shelter, Ibrahim is a 6-year-old boy that has been raised by his father who works as a taxi driver in Hadramaut city. His mother left when he was only 3 months old. For six long years, Ibrahim lived with his dad in the taxi car since his father couldn’t afford to pay a rent. Ibrahim had no shelter, no relationship to the community and was not going to…