A little while ago I wrote about becoming a pen pal to an asylum seeking child in detention. (It seems that the program has been inundated with enquiries – so if you had tried to get in touch with them, know that.)
I clicked right through because I think that a) kids in detention is just a ridiculous, senseless and criminal notion and I know that b) we should all try to help in whichever ways we can.
What I found out was this: Befriend A Child runs a letter writing campaign, a visiting campaign and also shares information about how to lobby the government for change (including sending toys to MPs – and asking them to send them on to children in detention centres – thus getting them involved directly.)
Befriend A Child want to change things, reach out to kids in detention (and support those around them) and work towards a goal of NO CHILDREN in detention. There’s a whole bunch of excellent people behind the (non-profit) project.
Head over to their site to find out more and work out how you might want to help out – or even just share what they are doing with your friends and family? That’s helpful too.
How do you feel about children in detention?
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