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From Jencarlos Canela, with the IRC in Haiti
December 6, 2011
By The IRC
Jencarlos Canela visiting young earthquake survivors at an IRC-run "child-friendly space" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday. Activities like singing and dancing help children recover from trauma and develop to their full potential.
"It is so vital that children, even in situations that are hard, understand that there are things within their control and choices that they can make. IRC spaces let them know that they aren't powerless. But they are powerful. They are not defined by events that happened. They are defined by what they make of those events and how they decide to perceive those events. [They can] turn obstacles into opportunities.”