We were honored to welcome leaders from Eastern Europe and Central Asia for special training, here at Beginning of Life, in partnership with Peace and Reconciliation Network. Our team was able to share experience, best practices and materials on holistic restoration and reintegration of vulnerable children and youth and at risk families.
Participants have worked in three separate teams; each team was focusing on particular area. Within ‘’Psychological Art Studio’’ trainers have entered in art-therapy approach as one of the softest and effective tools in healing and restoring people with traumatic experience out of social injustice and abuse. Holistic restoration and reintegration of at-risk teenage-girls into safe and healthy life was learned within center‘’Dream House’’ where BOL team has piloted and designed a 3-year holistic intervention and development program for vulnerable teens from rural communities.
And there was offered ToT on Innovative Education, as effective tool for eradication of vulnerability and victimization. Game as a learning tool, Features of spirituality and worldview of adolescents and youth, Career guidance and personality types, Economy of impressions, Mentoring and discipleship - these are just a part of the subjects and areas within two year training program offered for teenagers and youth in public and trade schools in Moldova.
Training was concluded with awarding certificates and challenge for every participant to engage in practice, building holistic impact back at home. We believe that these best practices will empower local leaders in different country to offer a real alternative for vulnerable families and youth, which can make a difference in their life.