During the last couple of weeks, our colleagues from Moldova have led a series of events for 157 children and young people, including 23 Ukrainian refugees.
In one of these events in Ialoveni, the young participants discussed how to best deliver support to peers and handle challenging situations. Meanwhile, at the second event in Floresti, they discussed peer-to-peer support training with young people.
In addition, at both workshops the participants discussed other challenges common to young people, including the causes of challenging behaviour, how to improve communication with each other and how to encourage more young people into voluntary work in their local community
Child youth participation is key to our future plans, as we look to involve these incredible young people in the further development of youth-friendly health centres and spaces for local and refugee children.
By the end of June, at least one more activity will be organised in each of these spaces. These will allow young people to continue to discuss issues that matter to them, including school and community inclusion of refugees, strengthening volunteering opportunities—such as school student councils, tackling bullying in schools, climate change and preserving nature.