Last week, World Orphans holistic care team travelled to Kenya where pastors from projects in Uganda and Nairobi gathered to learn more about emotional care for children. The holistic-care team, which focuses on helping caretakers meet the emotional, physical, spiritual and mental needs of children, spent the last few months developing emotional care materials under the guidance of WOs resident counselor, Erin Musick.
The materials were designed to help pastors and houseparents learn how to better communicate with children on an emotional level.
"The workshop wrapped up SO well. Everyone was really encouraged, said they learned so much. They said they wished the training had been 5 days and asked when we were coming back," Kate Borders, director of holistic care, wrote from Kenya.
"And in addition to being helpful to their work with children, the participants have been sharing personal stories about how the information is helpful and encouraging to them personally as well. Everyone is really enjoying time together, it's very personal...people are enjoying learning, sharing, praying, encouraging one another."
This week, the team is traveling to actual project sites to answer individualized questions and help the caregivers begin to implement their new emotional care skills.
Please pray for these caregivers and children as they pursue deeper relationships.
To find out more about World Orphans care model, check out this information about our solution, the continuum of care.