Luz Adriana, 19 years old, infirmary student.
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
This small paragraph explains well our efforts in the last two months. We have been trying to raise awareness about the importance of self-reflection and getting to know who am I.
Our participants have received 30h module of workshops focusing on: Self-awareness, Self-esteem, Self-respect, Self-care, what are and how to have healthy relationships. Last, but not the least important, how to love themselves.
A part of the workshops the participants are receiving mentoring, english classes for which we give a special thanks to our excellent and fun teacher , sessions with the psychologist and individual follow up with the program coordinator.
In this period of time we have witnessed that introspection is hard and forever ongoing process, but it is also a right path to acceptance and happiness.
Each saturday we have noticed raised interest about the mentioned topics through stronger commitment and better connection with the participants. Our biggest blessing is Adelina, a girl who entered the program with just a couple of weeks pregnant, with no awareness what it means to be a mom, with no wish to be a mom and with a lots of regrets that she would never say out loud.
We cannot say Adelina is fully ready to be a mom, but we can see that now she smiles when she talks about and to her baby. She has accepted her situation and on top of that she has started to really love her daughter which is a crucial step to break the cycle of another child in orphanage.
The next step is to empower Adelina and other participants to actually start believing that they can and will be independent, resilient and happy individuals.
And how will we do it? A Little bit more of workshops and then with the most fun and powerful tool; theater!
Stay tuned for our new experiences and once again thank you for supporting us.
Your TaV Team
Our little group with great potential
Meeting participants from other orphanages