World Awareness for
Children in Trauma
Our Vision
To raise awareness on child mental health worldwide, and to establish a sustainable model of helping children who suffered trauma and live in the most adverse life circumstances
         Our Objectives
  • Highlight the needs of children who suffer trauma
  • Positive long-term effects and outcomes for children, communities and economies
  • Targeted and effective use of service costs
  • Communicate lessons learnt and promote models that can be adopted worldwide
  • Develop transferable technologies
How these are being Achieved
Through Network-Building and Inter Professional Skills Acquisition
according to the six-dimension Evidence-Based WACIT Model

Partner Organizations

NGOs and Centres

Greece: SOS Children’s Villages

Indonesia: Social Care Homes

Brazil: University of Campinas

USA: Road Home Programme for homeless youth

Kenya: Friendly Action Network Organization (FANET)

Greece ERGO

Turkey: Hayat Foundation

Pakistan: Hussaini Foundation

Bangladesh: Shimantik

Rwanda: The Gallagher Trust

Australia: Gunawirra
Uganda: Children on The Edge

April, 2017
Sylhet, Bangladesh

Training of health practitioners and school mental health awareness
March 2017:  Training Refugee Graduates in Uganda

October - November 2016:  Six Continents in 6 Weeks programme included 12 staff workshops and 12 children's events
in Greece (refugee children), Turkey (street and refugee children), Indonesia (orphanages), Australia (Aboriginal children),
USA (homeless youth), Brazil (children in the favelas), Kenya (victims of ethnic displacement), and Tanzania (street children)
With Gunawirra NGO at Amirdale, Australia
At Hayat Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
At state orphanage, Jakarta, Indonesia
With girls soccer team at Nakuru slum school, Kenya

Two-Day Group Theraplay Training
21-22 June, Nairobi
26-27, Nakuru

Nurturing techniques for caregivers, teachers, social workers, counselors, psychologists, child care providers

Trainer: Kay Sheifer, MA, MEd
Theraplay Trainer,
Theraplay Institute, IL, USA

Nairobi venue: Daystar University
To register contact: Roseline Olumbe
+254 722165779

Nakuru venue: Egerton University
To register contact: Charles Getanda
WACIT videos of children:
Children and teacher singing in Nakuru slum
More of children and teacher singing in Nakuru slum
Karachi Five Star School  in slums and their song
Karachi orphanage song
Islamabad orphanage stand up comedy!

                Find more about:

  • WACIT Events

  • Training and Network-Building

  • Consultancy

  • Needs Analysis

  • Impact Evaluation

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Fundraising


Countries where WACIT has currently reached...
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