Happy International Children’s Day! In 1925, The World Conference for the Well-Being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland declared June 1st as International Children’s Day in an effort to raise awareness about the unique issues children face as they learn and grow in an adult world.
Fred Rogers, American television personality and creator and host of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, stated, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” Here at TYO, we couldn’t agree more!
For the children of TYO, of Nablus, and Palestine, the freedom to be child- to play, run, sing, create, learn, and laugh- is vital to growth and happiness. We welcome you to play and celebrate International Children’s Day!
– Lindsey, International Internship and Fellowship Coordinator