We work with vulnerable children and their families here at INARA. All of them have been impacted by the horrors of war, and the children suffer from painful injuries that have occurred due to conflict or living as a refugee.
A big part of our job at the Communications team is telling their stories to the world in order to raise awareness and the funds needed to provide them with medical and mental health assistance.
Sometimes, they have what we call “invisible wounds”, an invisible wound is what comes after the traumatic incident and the prolonged hospitalization that follows, it doesn’t leave a scar from the outside, but deep inside it leaves the child with an emotional distress and the disappointment of not being able to perform daily living activities or playing with schoolmates. It can also be the result of bullying, we have seen many cases of children wanting to skip school because of that, in many cases we were able to step in, either by guiding parents to deal with it, or performing medical procedures like providing a prosthetic glass eye.
We understand that many of our supporters, upon reading these stories, want to pass on kind messages to the children and their families. All of these will be passed on. We do however, discourage all supporters from direct contact with the children as per our child protection policy.
These children have lost so much already. Although we know you mean well, we do not want to put these children in a position where they may be harmed. This includes, for example, forming an attachment to someone who may not always be there for them.
Please do use the contact INARA page, and the Communications team promises to pass on your messages to the little heroes.