Sunday, November 15, 2009

IBBY Children in Crisis

The Internation Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has a wonderful project focusing on the power of bibliotherapy to help children who have been traumatized by war, civil disruption or natural disasters. The IBBY Children in Crisis Fund supports the theraputic use of storytelling and books through bibliotherapy as well as creating or rebuilding collections tailored to the community they are supporting. The program aims to provide immediate emergency help as well as long term.
Current projects are talking place in Gaza, Columbia, Lebanon and Afghanistan.

IBBY has a Canadian chapter and they accept donations toward these humanitarian projects through the main IBBY website (in US dollars, Swiss Francs or Euros).

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