Moving through trauma in the DRC

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Over 150 children were separated from their families during the Mount Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in May this year. 

While many have now been reunited, HEAL Africa is still working to find the families of a number of children that remain separated.

They have also begun setting up a trauma centre to provide counselling and support for those children still with foster families, as well as those that have been reunited but are still dealing with the trauma of the separation.

Part of this support includes classes in capoeira, which is a mixture of martial arts, music and dance.

You can find out more about how these classes aid in the treatment of trauma (and get to see the kids having a great time!) in the video below. 

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