Happy Caravan

We believe children's education should be the starting point.


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Happy Caravan


Netherlands, Netherlands

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Our main goal is to provide basic social, therapeutic and educational support to refugee children and their families in Europe.Our mobile classroom in refugee camps offers English, music and cinema sessions. Once families are allocated in a new host country and are ready to leave the camp, Happy Caravan ensures there is a support network of volunteers and organisations in the host country to facilitate integration. We believe this network makes the adapting process easier for newcomer’s families.Our first camp is Thermopiles, in Greece, a small camp with almost 200 children that needs a lot of support. Our team will soon move there to start the lessons. Our work in The Netherlands uses music to bring people together. A new children's choir will launch in Amsterdam. Here local and refugee children will learn together and will perform traditional songs.Why? Because our children are the rock on which our future will be built, they are our hope. As someone once said, "Children are great imitators. So, let's give them something great to imitate". Unfortunately, nowadays there are too many children who only know the concept of war. Let's show them how beautiful peace can be.Our favorite words are empathy, compassion and respect. Learning about other cultures, lifestyles, and traditions help us to create respect for each other, improve the feeling of common life and encourage peace.As Nelson Mandela said once: ”There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” We believe every child deserves to live in joy, kindness, friendship and respect.