It Takes A Village
A family is a patchwork of individuals tied together by heartstrings - Kav L'Noar
In everything I do, I am blessed and ever so grateful to have a village surrounding me. I have learnt that we cannot do everything alone, that there is a time and place for everything.
A time to give and a time to receive.
We have to learn when is the time for both and move accordingly.
The NiNa Programme is no different, the village of Pat and Avinash surround me making this journey so much richer and rewarding.
On 23rd July 2019, we have another opportunity to interact with young ladies who always show up and teach me about unconditional love, the power in respecting others and that non judgement has an impact on decisions made.
It is never an easy road hoping on the Journey however, knowing that there is a Village is worth the trip.
I Give Thanks
NiNa - WHAT IS IT?
§ NiNa is a programme targeting young ladies between the ages of 15 to 18 who reside at the St Jude’s Home for Girls. - A Care Home Operated by the State.
§ NiNa promotes mentorship with young ladies within the care system
§ Born out of a need to provide support to young ladies who are part of the care system through either being given up for adoption, through the court system or any other method.
§ Forerunner for the use of Entrepreneurship skills as an empowerment tool
§ A week long residential programme held annually with monthly mentorship activities
§ Transition space for young ladies leaving the care system at the age of eighteen (18)
§ A self-sustainable programme which can provide training and employment for young ladies in transition out of the care system
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