Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Foundation Camino de Emmaus

This past weekend I kicked off my work with the Foundation "Camino de Emaus" (Emmaus Road). Since I have been in Colombia, every year I have lead a workshop with the students in elementary school who receive scholarships from the foundation.

The group of elementary students from Los Llanos

This year is part two of the 10 Life Skills. Last year we looked at self-awareness, emotions, and assertive communication. This year we are looking at the next three skills: stress management, inter-personal relations, and creative thinking. IELCO is also beginning to implement "Safe Church" policy, called the Child Protection Policy. Last weekend was the first of these retreats and we started in The Plains (Los Llanos). As you can see from the photos, I had a great groups of kiddos.

This girls in this photo were in one of the activities about inter-personal relationships. They had to draw each of their favorite animals while both using the same marker at the same time. 

Each of the children received a little container of play-dough to play with practicing creative thinking as well as stress management. 

The children are studying the booklets about the Child Protection Policies. We then played jeopardy to see how well they understood (they did a great job).