Hurricanes and Rainbows

This psychosocial project of the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, funded by the National Disaster Fund, linked young adolescents and seniors of St. Maarten together through life story interviewing concerning coping with (the aftermath of) hurricanes. It had the focus to develop intergenerational connection, stimulating providing psychosocial support and to enrich the documentation of the history of St. Maarten with the personal experiences and stories of our seniors and youth concerning the hurricanes and their lives in general.

“Even though she was a lot older, I still felt like we could be friends”

R.S., one of the students participating to the project

Our team provided workshops to the students concerning breaking the stereotypes about seniors and how to truly connect with each other. Besides that, we provided guidance during the project where needed on psychological level and were involved as projectmanager. This was a great experience to engage, create and contribute to the documentation of St. Maarten stories concerning hurricanes.

The book has recently been published and in a festive manner launched, and is now for sale at the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation and Inspired. Contact us to get your copy!
Not to forget the best part: besides having a great book, the money will go to a fund to be able to continue these kind of activities by the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation.