creating together

a caring
estonian society


Our long and exciting Ukraine project came to a successful conclusion in December. In honour of this, a very warm and nice party was held at Tallinn University. We listened to Ukrainian music, enjoyed a performance by a Ukrainian youth hip-hop group and tried to capture our thoughts and feelings with colors. The event was also covered by Õhtuleht.

Our first year of operation has seen a number of great events and support activities. None of them would be possible without our wonderful partners. Here is the first of them – Mariia Shalimova.

Mariia is a true multi-talented hip-hop coach who helped us with our summer camps for children and young people, and with whom we will continue with the youth hip-hop group until the end of the year.

Mariia herself says it like this:

What do you do for a living?

Talk, search, experiment

What inspires you?

Design, dance, films

What do you like to do in your free time?

Reading, walking, photography

What kind of world do you dream of?

A world that is peaceful, constantly evolving and clean.

Workshop content: Adults often do not understand the bitterness of a child’s pain and do not know what difficulties a grieving child has to cope with. A child’s grief is easily overshadowed by the grief of an adult. Children are like forgotten mourners. This workshop will provide additional knowledge for working with children and young people who themselves or their families are in crisis. What kind of care and support can a teacher offer children?

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Characteristics of child grief at different stages of development.
  • Traumatised child – what do I need to know and where can I find help?
  • How do the child’s past experiences affect his/her current behaviour, learning ability?
  • How to increase the child’s internal security and emotional stability?

The working language of the workshop is Estonian.

Workshop Facilitator: The theme will be introduced by psychologist and trainer Tuuli Vellama, who has long experience in working with children and young people. Tuuli is a member of the Moreno Centre and the Crisis Programme for Children and Young People, and a lecturer at Tallinn University.

The workshop is free of charge and all teachers and other professionals working with children and young people in Tallinn and Harju County are welcome to participate.



Summer in Estonia continues. Yesterday our creative summer camps for Ukrainian children and young people started in Topu.
In addition to enjoying being together in nature and engaging in various creative activities, this time children and young people can learn to feel their bodies and do things that only professional circus performers can do.

The camps are funded by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Estonia.