Camping to Create Cross-Communities’ Links

Ashley Nault - Apr 23, 2007
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Firefly's summer camps are a chance for some of the poorest and most vulnerable children to have a holiday away from the political and social tensions of their home areas. Most of these children have not ever traveled outside Bosnia or even their own home town, except as refugees. The camps provide a neutral space for children to recover from the trauma of the conflict and space away from continuing tensions. They also allow time and space for children from different ethnic groups to spend time together, making friends and creating cross-community links - it is vital that these links are created so that children do not grow up thinking it is normal for different ethnicities to live separately...

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