Zuzia the parrot

In central Warsaw lies the Child Advocacy Centre “Mazowiecka” where children who are victims of abuse receive consultations and therapy. The project is run by Nobody’s Children Foundation, which Childhood has been working with for six years but on other programmes. The most popular therapist by far is Zuzia, also called Zozi. Zuzia is a very talkative cockatoo parrot who loves to dance. Whenever children visit her, she makes them relax and laugh. As a result, several walls of the centre are plastered with children’s drawings of Zuzia. Being able to trust again, even if it is only in a parrot, and being able to draw happy things, are crucial in the children’s recovery process.