24 February marks one year since the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Terre des hommes Romania organized a support group for mothers from Ukraine and their children. Led by our experienced psychologists, the meeting was a gesture of solidarity and aimed to discuss how the mothers and their children have adapted and felt during their time in Romania.
10 mothers and 20 children participated in the group, which provided a safe space for them to share their experiences, fears, and challenges. Many of these women had migrated to Romania from Ukraine due to the war in Ukraine. The meeting gave them an opportunity to connect with other mothers who shared similar experiences and feelings.
While the mothers were in the group meeting, our animators took care of the children and carried out various fun and engaging activities. The children were able to interact with one another and make new friends, while their mothers had a chance to reflect and discuss their concerns with the psychologists.
The meeting proved to be successful, and the feedback from the mothers was overwhelmingly positive. Many expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to be part of such a supportive group, and the discussions helped them feel less isolated and more connected to their community. The children also enjoyed the activities and were happy to spend time with their peers.