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In recognition of the growing human migration and displacement due to violence, famine and persecution, and in anticipation of the foreseeable migration of climate refugees, globally, nationally, and to the New England area, the Global Design Initiative for Refugee Children was established in 2016 to facilitate the design and construction of communal space for refugee children and young adults living in temporary encampments globally. Healing children, traumatized by violence and displaced by conflict, by creating safe places for play and learning is an important aspect of the mission. Play, as recognized by psychologists and educators, is a critical part of educating and preparing a future generation to one day return and rebuild their communities.

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Committee Chairs
Patti Seitz AIA /
Nathalie Beauvais /
Gretchen Rabinkin AIA /
GDI for Refugee Children is part of the Advocacy Commission.


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Past Events

April 2, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
April Meeting We will follow a quick update on our three ongoing projects with a presentation by Charles Newman, an early contributor to the GDI for...
March 5, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
March Meeting For our second monthly committee meeting, we will have a quick update on our ongoing and potential new projects. We will also host...
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