To: The Director of School No. 1, Beslan

Subject: Tragedy at School

Reference: TB/FS

Amsterdam, 15 September 2004

Dear Sir

Because of the terrible tragedy at your school, I, President of FICE International, write this letter to you to express our sincere sympathy.

FICE, an organisation active in more than 30 countries, was founded under the auspices of UNESCO in 1948. It has developed into an international forum of practitioners and academics for the exchange of experience in the field of care and education for children and young people bothin within and out of their families. FICE is engaged in all aspects of child and youth care across internatiopnal borders.

As delegates at the FICE International Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland, (8 - 10 September 2004) for people working with children and young people, we send our deepest sympathy

. to the children of Beslan
. to their parents and families
. to their teachers andmembers of other professions helping them
. to the citizens of Beslan

following the terrible tragedy at School No. 1 and we wish you courage in facing the future.

Yours faithfully

Theo Binnendijk
President FICE International