Today I just wanted to share a video that I thought we should all take the time to look at.
Yes, this blog is about our Burundian children, but in fact it is about all children and all people going through hard times and in need of a hand that reaches out, an ear that listens, a shoulder that relieves from pain.
Like our children in Buterere, many others face very difficult situations. This video is about refugees who are fleeing long-lasting conflicts and are trying to find a new home somewhere. But this new home is so difficult to find. Countries are scared and people are scared and borders keep growing. Amnesty International created this video to break down barriers between recently-arrived refugees and Europeans. The video in fact is based on a theory developed by psychologist Arthur Aron in 1997 that four minutes of uninterrupted eye contact increases intimacy. Amnesty International applied the theory to the refugee crisis, sitting refugees from Syria and Somalia opposite people from Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland and the UK.