Art For Peace Initiative to Help Ukrainian Refugee Children Cope

– Sample ‘Art for Peace’ collage

Over the previous week, greater than one million Ukrainian refugees crossed the borders to the neighboring nations, fleeing conflict. Most of them are girls and youngsters, like their husbands, fathers, and sons, —all males between the ages of 18-60 — needed to keep again to defend their nation, not understanding if they might ever see their family members once more.

A traumatized, exhausted little one in a college health club locker room that became a short lived shelter.

According to Gandharvika Prema Dasi, spokesperson of Food for Life Hungary, ISKCON’s charity group that’s within the front-line of the aid efforts, apart from meals and shelter, “one of many greatest wants these refugees, particularly kids have is for some form of engagement and ongoing psychological assist to have the ability to cope and keep it up. They journey for days, sit in shelters, prepare stations, in different individuals’s houses, not understanding what the longer term holds, not understanding what to do with themselves. They want significant actions whereas they wait for his or her moms to achieve some readability about what their subsequent steps can be.”

To handle this downside, additionally to help different involved kids across the globe to channel their very own shock and anxieties over the conflict whereas additionally serving to these in want, Bhaktivedanta Academy, Alachua, Florida Visual Arts trainer and documentary filmmaker Krishna Lila Dasi (Krisztina Danka, Ph.D.) is facilitating a collection of ‘Art for Peace’ on-line lessons for youngsters of assorted age teams. Out of coloured papers and torn-out journal items, college students will likely be creating peace-themed collages.

The tuition charges will likely be collected and despatched to the Food for Life Foundation in Hungary, the place devotees, apart from serving refugees prasadam, can even present kids with crayons, coloring books, play dough, and varied different artwork provides to assist them specific themselves by drawing, portray and creating.

“Whether you create, or interact with it, artwork has confirmed therapeutic powers,” Krishna Lila Dasi believes.

Anyone involved in taking an hour-long on-line class and making an ‘Art-for-Peace’ collage, might select and ebook their session on the hyperlinks beneath:


6-12 years:
Sunday March 6 & 13, 12PM EST:

13-18 years & adults:
Sunday March 6 & 13, 2 PM EST:


8-12 years:
Monday March 14, 4-5PM EST:

13-18 years:
Tuesday March fifteenth 4-5 EST PM:





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