When Fadi came to Little Heroes, he was excitable and highly strung, and he found it almost impossible to communicate with others. He could only whisper, even when he needed help. As for the other children, Fadi didn’t know how to engage with them; he had lost all his own friends, and he was did not feel safe around those his own age. To begin with, Fadi could not ‘open up’ and make friends at all. We were so worried about what would happen to this traumatised little boy.
With patience and understanding, we helped Fadi to come out of his shell through offering him the opportunity to take part in art, drama and music – activities which were, sadly and shockingly, totally new to him.