Thursday, August 28, 2008

Four day Workshop- Approaches to working with Children for Child Haven, August 21st to August 24th

Center for Counselling conducted a four day Workshop in Child Haven Kaliyampoondi, Kanchipuram District. The participants were from different branches of Child Haven.

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Our participants were from : Tamil Nadu, New Delhi, Gujarat, Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh, and Bangladesh and two observers from Canada.

Participants were caregivers, manager, accountant- from varied backgrounds.

The resource persons for the workshop were

  1. Mr Eric Miller, Professor - Image Animation College and the Founder of the World Storytelling Institute.
  2. Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam - Counsellor and Founder of CFC.
  3. Ms. Thamilarasi.S - Training manager, CFC
  4. Ms. G. Chandra – consultant for CFC and a theatre artist
  5. Ms. Mrinalini Sekhar – consultant for CFC on creative movement
  6. Ms. Roshini Kumar– Full time Counsellor and works part time with CFC

Certificates were distributed at the end of 4 days by Ms. Bonnie Cappuccino, International Director- Child Haven

The feedback and evaluation we received from the participants

“The workshop was very positive, very accepting of various view points, not judgmental, everybody had a good time and because of the group activities bonded together….”

Bonnie Cappuccino, International Director- Child Haven.

“It is the first time I enjoyed such session and I really like it so far and I hope I might be able to get a chance in future for such workshops. Few points that I learnt is that I never had any idea that by story or drawing or drama can bring out picture of life. So I liked all those ideas…” - Saiful, Coordinator, Child Haven Bangladesh.

“This workshop is wonderful. This workshop session is very interesting to our child haven whole family..”- S.B.Irudhayanathan, Child Haven Kaliyampoondi Village, Kanchipuram Dist.

“The workshop was really very good, I learnt many things. Though I attended many different counselling but this workshop was very good, which I can remember always. I would like to attend such counselling always and always…”- Mary Solomon, Child Haven Andhra Pradesh.

“I learnt many things through this workshop specially the importance of Art, Story and Drama… No doubt you all have opened my eyes. I believe it will make a great difference in reaching all our Child Haven International to their own goal..”- Dawa, Child Haven New Delhi

“The workshop was very good and helpful to children and adults. I learnt from the team many things that are important in my life..”- Kala Barot , Child Haven Gujarat

“This workshop was good. I learnt that how to live with children and how to teach them, like through games, arts, etc and activities and games were very good…”- Prakash D. Patil, Child Haven Maharashtra

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