Orphantrust » Our commitment to addressing the mental health needs of vulnerable street children

The orphan trust is committed to bringing mental health therapy to street children in Bangladesh.

Our vision is to train people working with children in child refuges, orphanages, schools and hospitals in Play therapy so they can identify children with trauma and help them process it. We have been working with the psychology departments of Roehampton University and Dhaka University to develop a play therapy training programme that will be delivered in Dhaka to frontline workers with children.

A Mental Health practitioner, Mostak Ahmed from Dhaka is presently doing his MA in Play therapy at Roehampton with to become a play therapy trainer in Bangladesh. Plans are currently underway for the 1st play therapy foundation course to be run next Easter at Dhaka University by a senior lecture from Roehampton with Mostak shadowing the training.

We hope to run at least 2-3 foundation training courses a year and sponsor those working with children to do the course. The more people we can get trained in play therapy the more we increase the chance of identifying children with trauma and giving them the help they so need.

 

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