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Lydia commented on Teabox - Teachers` Magic Box for Inclusion

I work as a volunteer with refugees in Bulgaria. Refugees here (and I think in many other places around the globe) tend to be segregated from the native population. Children might not be offered any formal educational activities and if they have access to any at all, they are usually run by volunteers. That could be a real strain on teachers as they have to constantly come up with new activities. A box of cards could help a lot. As for the emotional needs of children and teens, I believe they are universal as we all share the same biological species. Yes, refugee children could have some special needs that need to be catered for, but they share the bulk of emotional needs with their counterparts from any culture, and just like their counterparts, they have the right to and need for educational and play activities.