Samah is eleven years old. She live in slum. She suffer from a lot of problems. She lacks self-confidence and self-esteem. We observed that when she was not expressing her self even when she doesn’t understand during class. We noticed she doesn’t expressing herself and hides all her negative feelings. In some situations all of the sudden, she cries without saying anything or giving a reason, then she keep silent. She was not participating in any activities with her colleagues because she was suffering from depression. We also noticed she doesn’t trust her self to express her ideas and her look. Her lack of confidence didn’t help to learn.
We took an approach with Samah to always encourage her to speak up. We showed her love and appreciation. For all twelve weeks we did that. Slowly. Samah started to become more expressive and share her thoughts. Our program has a build in problem solving activities which in turn helped Samah to start to find a solution to help herself and others.
Our program has weekly challenges, in one of those weeks, the challenge was about eating healthy food based on what the girls learned in class and then share in class about the vitamins in this food. Samah surprise us when she too the initiatives to do something for the girls in class. She prepared health breakfast for all the girls in class as an application for healthy meals and explained to them the kinds of vitamin in this food. We then felt that Samah gained her confidence and started to trust herself to participate and express herself with others.
After 12 weeks of class with Samah, we seen the change, we believe she is on to a new life where she trusts herself more then ever before. We are looking forward to the next few month as we are starting a second level class where Samah will be part of. We will update you as the changes that take place in her character and her life. We are confident that Samah will grow to be stronger woman with the help of our program. We are so pleased with the outcome we seen in Samah.