This has been a wonderful experience for me, challenging as well, I have been challenged a lot but what kept me smiling is the beautiful smiles I see.
It’s very emotional when I have to welcome the child with such deep psychological wounds; I have to be the strongest of them all.
The child that is not coping with school work, I have to see and talk to the educators,
The child who is reluctant to go home, I have to go and see why, face the family and protect the child as always.
Making sure I have bonded with all the girls, opening a platform for them to approach me always, ability to work with all those different issues they have.
The best part is when my little angels are really healing, working on putting the past behind them, moving, and coping at school. When they starting to heal those invisible wounds, and talk about it without a teardrop.
That can’t be done without the professional psychologist we work with, like Carol. She has done an amazing job with my girl, T.
T was so damaged when she came, she was a mess but Carol worked with her, now I have a focused, resilient, strong, beautiful girl who smiles every day.
This is the field that can either break or make you, it made me.
The first chairperson of Child and Youth care worker in South Africa, Annie Nightingale once said, “we should recognise the potential to change in every human being” That’s what these children need, to see the potential to overcome anything.”
House Coordinator: Kids Haven Village