smiles showing the red butterfly she’s drawn. The colour matches her shirt and the shirt of her mom, Kamala. They’re spending time at a child-friendly space that World Vision established in Kathmandu after the earthquake that hit Nepal
in April. Here, children are given a safe, emotionally-supportive place to spend time. World Vision has opened 31 child-friendly spaces in the country.
Rebuilding and healing in Nepal will continue. Though it may seem sentimental, a place for a child to draw, a chance for her to smile, is a good start.
A version of this article appears in the Summer 2015 issue of Childview Plus.