43% of all boys and girls go through at least one trauma in their lifetime.
With the increase of war this figure is continuously rising, and is having a detrimental effect on our young leaders.
As students at City and Islington College, we have been working with Creative Opportunities on the City Leaders programme. We successfully pitched for funding from London Youth to host a charity dinner.
We are hosting an evening to raise money, and awareness, for the charity Luna. Luna support children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in regions of conflict and post conflict. They work with Ugandan, Ethiopian, Somali and middle eastern children, battling the low profile, but growing issue of mental health.
This year, Luna's priority is to train health workers and counsellors working in the Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda, home to 180,000 refugees from Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Somalia and Ethiopia. Last August, they trained four camp staff. At the end of January they are training 20, and hope to expand their training to the Middle East in April. Luna use Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT), which was developed in partnership with children suffering from PTSD.
This event will bring the community together, as well as shedding light on a very important issue. Join us for food, speeches, entertainment, and a raffle!
All money from ticket sales and raffle tickets will go directly towards supporting the work that Luna do.
Here's a link to donate directly to Luna if you're feeling particularly generous.