When Dreams become Reality

Category: Stories Published on 23 August 2016

Today Anna is that confident, independent girl, who didn't only turned dreams into reality - studying to be doctor, but also revealed her personality, clearly understanding what she wants and what she can. No more room for doubt, fear and insecurity!" This was Anna's answer at the given question "Who has become Ana today?". After three years of being involved in Dream House project, Anna improved her life holistically, developing strong personality and being ready to go outside and live free of risk and vulnerability.


                However, everything started when Anna was still very young, when her father simply ceased giving importance to the family and left. Later, because of financial issues her mother went abroad to Russia to earn money. In time Anna found out that her mother is pregnant and that soon she will come back home with their new father. Anna describes the inner struggles she was going through at that point "who was he to take away my mother? Of course, I could not hate my mother, after all, she was still my mother." As time went by, her mother gave birth to the third child in the family, a baby boy, and together with her husband they decided to go back to Russia. Anna staided in Moldova.

                Coming to Dream House, at first Anna was very withdrawn, with low interest for socialization and as all the other girls she had a certain fear and retention towards all aspects of adaptation. She was opened for dialog and active time only with the girls she came in, only few weeks later she began to ask questions and learn about the other girls. We saw the first fruits more than half year later, when Anna made great progress in things like cooking, housekeeping, time management and so on. In spite of her struggles, at the end of the first year Anna managed to outsmart most of the girls, becoming one of the best, especially in math.

                In the second year Anna enrolled for Way to Success trainings, with great desire to understand her weak and strong sides, to become more confident and strong in her own abilities. The trainings opened a new world before her, going deep into her character, revealing positive sides she hardly knew of.  Anna start developing leadership abilities, which today are very prominent and growing. Later, in the third year she fully began to practice her medical knowledge, both within the center, helping the other girls with their health issues and outside in the summer camps where she volunteer as medical assistant. Moreover, she gained great stability in terms of time and budget management, not once complaining about overload in tasks and lack of money. Within Way to Success classes she was already volunteering in helping fresh students deal with the issues she had to face in the beginning, acting as mentor.

                Today Anna has great desire to finish studies and work here in Moldova, where is her home and heart. She developed strong leadership abilities and confidence in her own talents and abilities. There is no more fear in fighting for what is right and no retention towards socialization and friendship. She is not afraid of low income or independent life, as she is already fully capable to administrate not only material incomes, but also emotions and relations with people around her. She said to us: "Before Dream House I was afraid to do something independently, as the lack of knowledge, experience and life skills could simply ruin many aspects of my life. I used to be easily manipulated, deceived or used by others, but year after year, the life in the project formed, helped me understand people, be independent and take position in life's situations. Most important, Dream House formed my values, beliefs, gave me faith in God and confidence in me. I am very grateful for all these changes."

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