This month (March 2022) we accommodated new children, age from 10 to 16, who arrived in Serbia from Asia and Middle East. Upon arrival of the new children to our shelter for unaccompanied children – Integration House “Pedro Arrupe” – our team had a numerous tasks related to evaluation of the psychological and health situation of the children, and to resolve their legal status in Serbia.
JRS Team has assisted in preparing legal documents for the humanitarian stay of children in Serbia as the beneficiaries of our Integration House.
Cultural Mediator/Translator interviewed children to see if they have relatives on the route or in the country of origin, and are they in contact with them. Children were also introduced with daily life in Integration House.
Since majority of new children arrive with lice and scabies, our team is accompanying them to medical exam, applying medicaments, and taking them to control medical exams.
New children were introduced to other children in Integration House. Some of them speak the same language and they are assisting during first days in our house.
Two new children playing football in the house yard
Individual integration plans for children were created with participation of the JRS social worker, pedagogue, cultural mediator, and Legal Guardian of the Social Welfare Centre.
To empower children and provide them more fun and relaxation, we organized sports and socialization activities, took them on city excursions, to bowling, and have sports activities in the house yard.