VRG alum returns to share experiences and her passion – “Safe Children”/Trygga Barnen

olivia 2VRG alum (2006), Olivia Trygg, returned to VRG on Thursday to share her experience, knowledge, and passion with students.

Olivia spoke about Trygga Barnen, a non-profit organization that works to help children, teenagers, parents, and other family members who have loved ones fighting addiction.  As a former student who had sat in our lecture hall and studied in our classrooms, her message was powerful.  For example, she reminded us that 1 in 5 children in Sweden have addiction in their families. She shared her own story of a beloved family member who struggled with addiction.

tryggabarnenlogoShe also explained about the Foundation she works for – Trygga Barnen.  This organization offers social activities, discussion groups, a safe meeting place, and much more for families.olivia 1

Thanks, Olivia, for coming to VRG and sharing this important message.

For more information about Trygga Barnen, click here>>

Follow their important work on facebook, here>>

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About kristylundstrom

I currently work as Head at Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Djursholm. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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