She was about 12 years when she came, her name is Carrie (not her real name), I personally felt like I will never get through this child,
She had too much anger, answering back in a negative manner, didn’t want to be corrected her mistakes.
Last year Terri introduced the bereavement programme to us, we had to select the first group who needs it the most.
I sat down trying to remember my girls one by one, Carrie, her name came first, my reasons were as follows;
· She got very angry when one mentions her mother.
· She didn’t want to say or hear the word death.
· She never wanted anyone to talk to her about her mother, father.
· She never wanted to be closer to anybody
We have tried so many ways to reach up to her but everyone failed.
I was very lucky to attend her first session with her, to be there and support her, we attended in Soweto.
I have never seen her crying like that and she attended all the sessions till the end.
Kids haven transported us every morning and fetched in the afternoon.
Right now I am talking about a different Carrie a loving, friendly little girl who has just turned 14 years.
She communicates with everyone, very close to Thuli and speaks about her mother and father with a smile in her face.
When I look at these little positive stories, it keeps me going and I am so proud to be part of Kids Haven.
It has been wonderful to work very close with Terri, the best part for me is discussing our children one by one and getting those advices.
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