9.08.2009

Guest Blogger

Jonathan Wilson
According to the UN, there are currently 43,000,000 people in the world right now in need of humanitarian assistance. Many of these are children. Those of us who are parents know that children need more than just food, shelter and medical care. They need hugs and hope, emotional care as well. Some of these children have seen things, experienced things, and heard of things that children should never have to endure and bear the scars not just in flesh but in tender hearts and minds.

In disaster zones, refugee camps, and orphanages around the world compassionate workers struggle to keep up with the overwhelming numbers of children who need care. This is where OperationSAFE is making a difference and so can you.

"Pete's Adventure" is the story of a little penguin at the heart of OperationSAFE that teaches children five important principles to emotional recovery and even survival. A proverb states “The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit?” With stories, crafts, songs, and games, children learn at their level, make friends, share their experiences and regain hope. Easily run by volunteers and short-term teams, OperationSAFE frees up professional counselors to work with the most severe cases and helps to identify which children need the most help.

“Pete’s Adventure” is beginning production as an animated series this September. With this film, humanitarian workers will be able to help children more effectively and in a greater number of places.

Here are some links for more information about OperationSAFE

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for featuring our work on your blog Karen. Great stuff here!

    Jonathan Wilson
    OperationSAFE

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  2. Great idea. How do you plan on distributing the video?

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  3. Cymberly, we want to partner with orphanages, disaster relief and humanitarian aid groups to make the video and training available to workers on the ground.

    Jonathan

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