Activites : Self knowledge- Taking Initiative Problem Solving Sewa (Selfless service) Harmony Life Promotion
As loving as the community is, we observed that it has few individuals willing to take initiative to solve community problems. So why not inspire and empower this group of children to do so, and give them a sense of purpose beyond school, house, and homework? There are a total of 12 children in the program, 4 boys and 8 girls, ages 9 to 18. At our first meeting, we offered that participation in the program was not mandatory, that it was their choice to stay or leave—each agreed to participate. We meet weekly as a group and every week we share a lesson, create team or individual exercises, schedule field trips, or come up with community service activity to support the themes we’re working with. Yet, really, the greatest impact is created in our shared time together, and the intention of the group. There is no fixed outcome we are looking for. We do not expect these children to be ready to conquer the world after our time together. What we do expect is for the training to help them grow into more loving, service-minded adults that believe in possibility and feel sufficiently able to work towards their dreams.