All you need is TLC
In the past year since the quake, Save the Children has responded to children’s urgent education needs - thanks to donors - with some “TLC.”
And in this case, we’re talking about a very specific and effective kind of TLC, or a “Temporary Learning Centre.”
What are TLC’s? They are places for kids to keep learning while their new schools are being built. Made from bamboo and tin, they are highly earthquake-resistant compared to buildings made of brick and clay.
Also, before the TLC was built in Sarita’s district, students had to sit on hard ground under a tarp, which didn’t protect them from heavy rains. Now, Sarita goes to a TLC, where she’s not only protected from the elements but gets a great deal of tender loving care. For example, the teachers provide psychosocial support to students to minimise trauma. They use art therapy to help children express their feelings in a joyful environment.
Learning at a TLC makes Sarita feel so much more at ease and able to focus on her studies. She now feels safe and warm in the TLC. She also loves being in a classroom, where she gets to be with her friends and play games. This means that, thanks to donors like you, Sarita has a semblance of a normal life.