Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The PlayHouse

Creating Home

Whilst working with trauma to begin with we also in the last days of our work wanted to sow seeds of a new beginning. What better way to create a sense of security and foundation than by creating home, each colour representing a different quality to add into the rich mix of making home, joy, happiness, togetherness, and a place for friends no longer physically present were just a few of the suggestions as to what needs to go into making a good home.

You have to make sure there's enough room for everyone

"The house is going to be this big" says Saimun

 Shishir is somewhat amused by Saimun's grand vision

But soon Shishir is inspired by Saimun's big vision

We will have a red wall here, and maybe a window or two here

Soon everyone is having fun watching Saimun and Shishir create their Playhouse

When we were told we would be working with Class 5 we imagined maybe 30 children coming along but when 130 turned up we had to improvise fast. Working with a great team makes all the difference, together we were able to work in a fun supportive way, enabling the children to use their imaginations and at the same time express and experience their needs in a safe and supportive environment. 

Because of the amazing team we had we could at times just be there supporting the team in a supervisory way, like that the interaction and spontaneity could just flow without the need for translation. For us the laughter and smiles transcended all language barriers, here the language of heart and soul reigned strong.

"To the world you may be one person, 
but to one person you may be the world"  
Bill Wilson

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