Toslima* (5) plays with Save the Children worker Sonali Chakma in the Child Friendly Space
Toslima* (5) lives with her father Abdullah* (35), her mother, and her three brothers in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Three years ago in Myanmar six-year-old Toslima* contracted an illness that caused her to faint repeatedly, and for her teeth to clench. Soon after, she stopped communicating with people. Her father Abdullah was worried her brain had been damaged. After arriving in the camps, Abdullah enrolled Toslima into a Save the Children Child-Friendly Space (CFS). Soon after joining the CFS, he saw an improvement in Toslima’s behavior. She became more confident and started to talk to people. She also started behaving in a way which was more like other children her age. Our CFSs are safe spaces where children can play and learn while overcoming traumatic experiences with the help of trained professionals.
* Toslima heter egentligen någonting annat.