As a child, you need someone who truly sees you – who stands by you no matter what. Someone who holds you close when you are small and believes in you when you are ready to grow into your own and step into the world.
But today, 1 in 10 children and young people are separated from their families, abandoned, neglected or forced to live in an abusive environment, growing up without the support they need to prepare themselves for their future.
The effects of this often last a lifetime, creating a harmful cycle that repeats from one generation to the next. It happens every day, in every country, city and neighborhood, although we don’t always see it. Children are remarkably resilient in the face of such challenges – because they have to be.