Children's Recreational Day


Children's Recreational Day

CATEGORY: From the Field
WRITTEN BY: Mercy Without Limits
POSTED ON: Jul 30, 2018

Children love happiness! They love friends, activities, gifts, and good times. For many children in disaster zones and underserved communities, they face stressors beyond their age. When not properly addressed, these stressors can have a long-term effect on children's health and psychological development. Research has shown, providing children with psychosocial activities for children to express their feelings, be kids, and have fun can help children deal with the difficulties they face. At Mercy Without Limits, we incorporate psychosocial activities in supporting orphaned and vulnerable children feel empowered by building resiliency.

Recently, during Eid Al-Fitr 2018, Mercy Without Limits celebrated the end of Ramadan season and the beginning of Eid by hosting a children's Eid festival for orphaned and vulnerable children. The Eid festival was a great success! The children met at a park where they played games, sang songs, and had lunch together. They built friendships and memories to brighten up their days.

For Eid Al-Adha help us reach more children and provide them with Eid clothing, Eid gifts, and fun festivities to provide them a sense of normalcy and opportunity in celebrating the holiday. By providing children with opportunities for psychosocial support, we allow them to reflect on the difficult events they've faced and build coping strategies to help them build resiliency. Join us!