Key Summary:


  • Children and teenagers affected by the conflict in Ukraine are to be given a helping hand thanks to a computer game designed to help them deal with the things they have experienced in a war zone.
  • Helping Hand is a digital role-playing game, similar to the ones the technology company creates for businesses to train their teams around the world.
  • The gamified simulation training is specifically successful in helping teenage refugees deal with trauma.

  • Helping Hand has already helped 125 Syrian teenagers in Central Beqaa, Lebanon, who all said that the game made them feel better and helped them maker better sense of their world. 

  • Dr Raknes said: “Over 5 million children have been affected already by the Ukraine conflict, which escalated quickly and turned their world upside down. This technology is designed to help them process what they have experienced, give them courage and rebuild their lives.


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