more than a hundred thousand have been forced from their homes by flooding in Somalia. The heavy rains come after a long period of drought – the region’s worst in decades.
Because of their youth and inexperience, children need a lot of attention, encouragement, and positive reinforcement to grow into capable, confident adults. It’s essential that we take the time to listen, observe, and communicate with them, as well as teach them essential life skills they’ll need to thrive throughout their life.
Moreover, children come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds, each with their unique set of circumstances, strengths, and struggles. This diversity makes them all the more special and teaches us to appreciate and embrace differences in others. Ultimately, children represent the potential to create a brighter future and designing it starts with investing in their wellbeing and development.