Developing and Implementing Programs for Children
Everyone wishes for children to grow up without any exposure to deprivation, poverty, war, violence, pain and loss. Unfortunately, the world is full all of them. We acknowledge that children are often vulnerable to face with pain, breakdown and loss. Therefore, we must prepare them to cope with the adversities in life and teach them to be resilient, hopeful and strong even if the things go wrong.
- It’s the ability to survive and keep on living when things are not going their way
- It’s the power to look into the future with a sense of optimism and confidence in a less-than-perfect world. It is the ability to bounce back despite the loses.
- It’s to be able to interpret the adversities as opportunities for development. It’s to be able to look for a way out instead of drowning in the hardships.
- It’s to be able to believe that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and not to give up and find a way out.
- It does not mean invulnerability and perfectionist’s to be able to learn from your mistakes.
- It’s not a skill for specific individuals. It’s a skill that everyone has.
All children are born with the potential to be resilient. What’s important is that for children to realise these abilities they have on their own and to support them to improve these potentials. Hence, we’re developing “I am able to do when I know how to do” program. This program consists of 12 sessions which aim at supporting primary school children in order to be resilient. In these sessions; there are sets of activities aimed at making children realise their abilities and skills, develop self-confidence, communicate effectively, enhance their emotion regulation and problem solving skills, set realistic goals, be hopeful and take responsibilities.