What if this is where you lived? As a child, you wouldn’t be able to find a safe place to play. Schools have been flattened, there would be nowhere to learn. The destruction around you would be a constant reminder of all that you lost. In the Philippines, recovery is slow from Typhoon Haiyan as people try to earn income and rebuild.
But what if you had a place like this to go to? Food for the Hungry’s (FH) child-friendly spaces give Filipino children a break from destruction by creating oasis of safety, where they can learn, play and recover from trauma with trained counselors.
Recently, FH staff were in a competition to see who could build the most beautiful and unique fence to surround each child friendly space. Below are pictures of the finalists. The fences keep the areas safe and also contribute to giving children a visual break from the devastation around each CFS.
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This is the kind of help you bring to devastated communities when you partner with FH during disasters. Children can go to places where they can find safety, help and Christ’s love to continue with their lives. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of these children.