Psychological Support Activities for Displaced Children in Kisumu, Kenya

Activity Report

Location: Other
Activity Date: 11.05.2024
Start Time: 8:00 AM   End Time: 5:00 PM

Facilitators: Thomas Ogalo, Kelvin Otieno Opondo, Thijs, Anna, Jule, Johanna
Number of Participants: 650
Male: 305   Female: 345

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
The primary purpose of the psychological support activities was to address the mental and emotional well-being of children who had been displaced by the floods. By providing group counseling sessions through engaging and thought-provoking team-building activities, we aimed to alleviate trauma and stress, foster a sense of community and mutual support among the children, encourage positive coping mechanisms, and restore a semblance of normalcy and joy in their daily lives.

Personnel Input:
Trained professionals from both Better Me and Soulevment facilitated the counseling sessions and ensured the psychological activities were conducted effectively.

Local and international volunteers assisted in organizing the activities and provided additional support to the children.

Personnel managed the operational aspects, ensuring smooth transportation, provision of materials, and coordination with camp authorities.

– Many children exhibited significant improvements in mood and reduced anxiety levels following the sessions.
– The team-building activities promoted cooperation and communication among the children, leading to stronger interpersonal relationships.
– The children developed better coping mechanisms to handle the stress and uncertainty brought about by their displacement.
– The fun and interactive nature of the activities helped keep the children positively engaged, diverting their minds from the trauma they had experienced.

These changes ensure a smooth and professional tone while maintaining the casual feel of the message.

Unanticipated Achievements:
Some parents and guardians became actively involved in the activities, enhancing family bonds and promoting a supportive community environment.

Supporting Partners:

May 11, 2024

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